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Managing Your Career

HBR Working Parents Series

Harvard Business Review Daisy Dowling Stewart D. Friedman Amy Gallo



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Harvard Business School
01 February 2021
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 fulfilment 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.
By:   Harvard Business Review, Daisy Dowling, Stewart D. Friedman, Amy Gallo, Jennifer Petriglieri
Imprint:   Harvard Business School
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 139mm, 
ISBN:   9781633699724
ISBN 10:   1633699722
Series:   HBR Working Parents Series
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 12 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact. 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 You can find HBR at: Twitter: @HarvardBiz LinkedIn: Facebook: @HBR Instagram: @harvard_business_review YouTube:

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