In this podcast, Alyssa Westring discussed the relation between parents and leaders. She deciphered how parenting and leadership development are related. She explained her book, “Parents who LEAD.” In the age of work2.0, when work and life are not treated as two sides of the same coin, but they are integrated.
1:48 Alyssa’s journey.
6:38 Alyssa’s typical day.
9:51 What lead her to write the Parents Who Lead.
11:18 Work, life balance.
13:36 Work from home.
15:37 Relation between a parent and a leader.
17:23 Running family and running a team.
19:28 Designing a research to figure out relations between being a parent and a leader.
22:09 Some misconception in parent/leadership research.
23:42 Surprises in the parent/leadership research.
26:16 Satisfaction levels in being a parent at work.
27:50 The changing landscape of leadership.
30:40 The right time for leader to incorporate parent values.
33:15 A model parent.
35:27 Being a parent leader before becoming a real parent.
38:16 The constant change of parenhood.
40:20 Measuring parenthood methods.
42:26 Model leadership based on life experiences.
45:30 Ideal reader for “Parents Who lead”.
48:42 Alyssa’s success mantra.
50:10 Alyssa’s favorite reads.
51:37 Closing remarks.
Alyssa’s Recommended Read:
Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family by Anne-Marie Slaughter amzn.to/2wFoYi7
Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life by Stewart D. Friedman, Alyssa F. Westring amzn.to/2w7corA
Alyssa Westring is the Vincent de Paul Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business. She earned her Ph.D. in organizational psychology from Michigan State University in 2007. She is the Director of Research for Total Leadership. In addition to her research on work-life topics, she is a scholar of women’s careers and leadership. She is an award-winning educator and DePaul’s inaugural Presidential Fellow. Westring lives in Chicago and has two young children. Her TEDx talk, “The Secret Life of a Work-Life Insider,” is about motherhood, and the Time magazine cover story she was interviewed for was about millennial parents.
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