Our Choice for Book of the Year - Parents Who Lead


We are pleased to announce our selection for Book of the Year. Our committee has selected Parents Who Lead - The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life.


Our review:

Parents Who Lead is a value-based leadership guide that provides realistic actions and ideas for families and working parents. -Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, CEO, The Best Ever You Network


More About the Book:

Parents in today's fast-paced, disorienting world can easily lose track of who they are and what really matters most. But it doesn't have to be this way. As a parent, you can harness the powerful science of leadership in order to thrive in all aspects of your life.


Drawing on the principles of his book Total Leadership--a bestseller and popular leadership development program used in organizations worldwide--and on their experience as researchers, educators, consultants, coaches, and parents, Stew Friedman and coauthor Alyssa Westring offer a robust, proven method that will help you gain a greater sense of purpose and control. It includes tools illustrated with compelling examples from the lives of real working parents that show you how to:

  • Design a future based on your core values

  • Engage with your children in fresh, meaningful ways

  • Cultivate a community of caregiving and support, in all parts of your life

  • Experiment 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.


About the authors:

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 and totalleadership.org Alyssa Westring: linkedin.com/in/alyssawestring and twitter.com/alyssawestring


For more information, visit ParentsWhoLead.net.

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