Managing Your Career (HBR Working Parents Series)

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Harvard Business Review Press, 2020 - BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - 240 pages
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Section 1. Oh, the places you'll go! - take stock and set your vision: How to build a meaningful career - do legacy and freedom trump salary and prestige for you? / by Amy Gallo -- Work home community self - don't balance. Integrate / by Stewart D. Friedman -- Section 2. Be all ears: get feedback: Get the feedback you need - check your perception to learn and grow / by Carolyn O'Hara -- The family 360 review - find new ways to connect and communicate / by Scott Edinger -- Section 3. Choose your own adventure: set goals and make career choices: Increase the odds of achieving your goals by setting them with your family - a different type of family planning / by Jackie Coleman and John Coleman -- Flex work, part-time, and laterals, oh my! - adventures in alternative work arrangements / by Michele Benton -- Winning support for flexible work - propose something that works for you, and your org / by Amy Gallo -- Making part-time work for you: an Interview with Kristin McElderry - one mom's story of juggling a career with three kids / by Amy Gallo -- How to decide whether to relocate for a job - assess the impact on your family / by Rebecca Knight -- Section 4. Without GPS - navigate on and off the career ramp: When you're leaving your job because of your kids - transition from one role to the next with grace / by Daisy Dowling Wademan -- Ramp up your career after parental leave - first, decide what you want / by Lisa Quest -- Section 5. All in the family - manage relationships: Bring all of your identities to work - CEO, mentor, partner, parent, child (and personal chef, party-planner, mediator) / by Carrie Kerpen -- How dual-career couples make it work - curiosity, communication, and initiation / by Jennifer Petriglieri -- Being a two-career couple requires a long-term plan - design your vision together / by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox -- A guide to balancing eldercare and career - when no one throws you a "your mom broke her hip" party / by Liz O'Donnell -- Section 6. Don't go it alone - get support: Working parents need a "parenting posse" - find your tribe / by Alison Beard -- Create your own personal "board of directors" - assemble trusted advisors for every aspect of your life / by Priscilla Claman -- Making time for networking as a working parent - maintain connections / by David Burkus -- Epilogue: To infinity, and beyond! -- What I learned about working parenthood after my kids grew up - iit happens just as fast as the old people say / by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox.

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Daisy Dowling, Series Editor, is founder and CEO of Workparent, the executive coaching and training firm, and the author of Workparent: The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids (Harvard Business Review Press, 2021). She is a full-time working parent to two young children. She can be reached at

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