WEBINAR: Leading the Life You Want – Skills for Integrating Work and Life

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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You’re busy trying to lead a “full” life. But does it really feel full—or are you stretched too thin? Wharton Professor Stew Friedman will lead this dynamic webinar and help you resolve the work / life balance.


Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

11:00 am to Noon (CST) 

Led By: Stew Friedman

Practice Professor of Management; Director, Wharton Work/Life Integration Project


About the Session:

You’re busy trying to lead a “full” life. But does it really feel full—or are you stretched too thin? If you’re seeking “balance” you’ll never achieve it. The idea that “work” competes with “life” ignores the more nuanced reality of our humanity—the interaction of four domains: work, home, community, and the privateself. The goal is to create harmony among them instead of thinking only in terms of trade-offs. It can be done. Building on his national bestseller, Total Leadership, and on decades of research, teaching, and practice as both consultant and senior executive, in Leading the Life You Want, Stew Friedman identifies the critical skills for integrating work and the rest of life.


About the Speaker: 

Professor Stew Friedman has been at Wharton since 1984, where he is the Practice Professor of Management. In 1991 he founded both the Wharton Leadership Program – initiating the required MBA and Undergraduate leadership courses – and the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project.

Stew served for five years in the mental health field before earning his PhD in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan.  In 2001 Stew concluded a two-year assignment (while on leave from Wharton) at Ford, serving as the senior executive for leadership development.  In partnership with the CEO, he launched a portfolio of initiatives to transform Ford's culture; 2500+ managers per year participated.  Following these efforts, a research group (ICEDR) described Ford as a "global benchmark" in leadership development.

Stew’s most recent book is Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life (Harvard Business, 2014).  He published Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family (Wharton Digital Press) in 2013.  And he is author of the award-winning bestseller, Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life (Harvard Business, 2008).

Stew serves on a number of boards and has advised many organizations, including the U.S. Departments of Labor and State, the U.N., and two White House administrations.  He gives high-energy keynotes, conducts interactive workshops, and is an award-winning teacher. The New York Times cited the “rock star adoration” he inspires in students. He was chosen by Working Mother as one of America’s 25 most influential men to have made things better for working parents, and by Thinkers50 as one of the “world’s top 50 business thinkers.” The Families and Work Institute honored him with a Work Life Legacy Award in 2013. 


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