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Managing Your Career (HBR Working Parents Series)

Harvard Business Review, Daisy Dowling, Stewart D. Friedman

Move ahead in your career--without leaving your family behind. What happens when you're no longer setting goals and chasing dreams that work for you alone.

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Book Information

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press.
Publish Date: 12/08/2020
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 9781633699724
ISBN-10: 1633699722
Language: English

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Move ahead in your career--without leaving your family behind.

What happens when you're no longer setting goals and chasing dreams that work for you alone? When the career choices you make have ripple effects on your family? Can you uproot your household for an overseas assignment even if it's a surefire path to promotion? How do you make time for your kids--or yourself--if you work more than one job?

These are some of the questions you ask yourself as you struggle to balance managing your career with managing your family. In Managing Your Career, experts provide answers to the challenges you face as a working parent from negotiating a flexible schedule to overcoming the parenthood penalty whether you're taking time off, treading water, or reentering the workforce.

You'll learn to:

  • Assess the impact of downshifting on your career, your home life, and your identity
  • Make time for professional development
  • Communicate effectively with everyone, from your boss to your toddler
  • Boost your impact and visibility, even with an erratic schedule
  • Build support systems to get you through rough patches at work and cope with childcare failures

The HBR Working Parents Series supports readers as they anticipate challenges, learn how to advocate for themselves more effectively, juggle their impossible schedules, and find fulfillment at home and at work.

From classic issues such as work-life balance and making time for yourself to thorny challenges such as managing an urgent family crisis and the impact of parenting on your career, this series features the practical tips, strategies, and research you need to be--and feel--more effective at home and at work. Whether you're up with a newborn or touring universities with your teen, we've got what you need to make working parenthood work for you.

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