"About the Book ""Drawing on the principles of his book Total Leadership--a national bestseller and popular program taught in organizations worldwide--Stewart Friedman and coauthor Alyssa Westring show working parents how to lead more purposeful lives, characterized by harmony, connection, and impact. Being a parent can be a disorienting experience filled with disruptive transitions, constant pushes and pulls at work, at home, and in the community, endless to-do lists, and identity crises. It's easy to lose track of who you are and what really matters most when you're balancing so much at once. It doesn't have to be this way. As a parent, you can harness the power of leadership principles and discover how to thrive in all aspects of your life. Drawing on their experience as researchers, educators, consultants, coaches, and parents, Friedman and Westring offer a robust and proven method--designed specifically for parents--that will help you gain a greater sense of purpose and control. This method includes: Designing a future based on your core values, engaging with your children in meaningful ways, cultivating a community of caregiving and support, in all parts of your life, experimenting to discover better ways to live and work. Powerful, practical, and indispensable, Parents Who Lead is the guide you need to forge a better future, foster meaningful and mutually rewarding relationships, and design sustainable solutions for creating a richer life for yourself, your children, and your world""-- Book Synopsis Work-life guru Stew Friedman and organizational psychologist Alyssa Westring use a framework from Friedman's popular Wharton course to help moms and dads use the principles of leadership to live a more purposeful and richer life. Based on the wildly popular Wharton course and Total Leadership books (which have collectively sold almost 100,000 units). Offers readers a fresh perspective and proven system for meeting the challenges of parenting while committed to their career(s). Based on two decades worth of teaching, research, and practice. Packed with exercises to do both alone and together with those who are partners in child-rearing. Shows how to design, with your spouse and other stakeholders, innovative experiments and how to engage those partners in the pursuit of what's important to you, your family, and your career. Audience: Working parents of all kinds and ages looking for workable, innovative solutions to meeting the challenges of child-rearing and advancing a career. HR, talent management, and leadership development professionals looking for resources to help those--especially new parents in the organization--struggling in their roles at work. New and former Total Leadership students; participants in the Total Leadership for Parents. workshops; followers and recipients of Stew's newsletter (100K+); and the ""Stew"" network of groupies worldwide. Extended family members, and anyone helping support a working parent in any capacity such as childcare providers, teachers, and psychologists. Review Quotes Advance Praise for Parents Who Lead : ""If you feel overwhelmed by the demands of work, family, and the rest of life, take back control with this insightful and compassionate book."" -- Daniel H. Pink, author, When and Drive "" Parents Who Lead is brilliantly done--a must-read guide that offers real solutions for working parents who strive to be values-driven leaders in today's fast-paced world."" -- Dave Lissy, Executive Chairman, Bright Horizons ""An inspiring guide for parents who want to succeed in their careers and make the world better for their children. It's a crucial resource for organizations committed to attracting and retaining the best people who also happen to be parents."" -- Anne Erni, Chief People Officer, Audible "" Parents Who Lead does not disappoint! Read this book, put it to practice, and see the results."" -- Samuel Allen, Senior Vice President and COO of Marketing, Salesforce ""If struggling to meet work, family, and social demands means you feel too busy to read this book, then you really need to read it! It will help you unlock creative steps to live a more grounded, spacious, and fulfilling life."" -- Grace Ho, Regional Lead, Women's Recruiting and Development (Asia), McKinsey & Company ""Friedman and Westring masterfully translate social science evidence into practical steps for building the leadership capacity to cultivate our relationships with our children and all those important to their development."" -- Susan J. Lambert, President, Work and Family Researchers Network ""What a marvelous book! I wish I'd had it when I was a young parent, but it's equally valuable at the empty-nesting stage. The application of the Total Leadership approach to parenting shows how we can grow and lead in every area of our lives."" -- Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America ""The skills that define great leaders at work are surprisingly relevant to becoming a great parent at home. This book won't just help you identify those skills--it's a step-by-step guide for putting them into practice."" -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take About the Author Stewart D. Friedman is an organizational psychologist at the Wharton School, where he has been since 1984. He founded Wharton's Leadership Program and its Work/Life Integration Project. Bestselling author, award-winning teacher, former head of Ford's leadership development center, consultant, policy advocate, radio show host, and in-demand speaker, Friedman is widely recognized for his impact in the fields of leadership, work/life integration, and talent. Alyssa F. Westring is Associate Professor of Management at the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University. In addition, she is Director of Research at Total Leadership. An award-winning educator, Westring shares her expertise on work/life integration and women's careers in leading academic and popular outlets, and is a frequent speaker at Fortune 500 companies. You can find authors at: Stewart Friedman: twitter.com/stewfriedman?lang=en and totalleadership.org/ Alyssa Westring: linkedin.com/in/alyssawestring/ and twitter.com/alyssawestring"