I have long wondered if what I learned in graduate school and in my world of work had direct application to being a dad. Certainly some of it does but I often saw my role at work as having a very different skill set than the one I used at home. But now, after reading CDO -Chief Daddy Officer, I think I may have been looking too narrowly at the two roles and not seeing them as one greater whole.
Author of CDO -Chief Daddy Officer Christos Efessiou was a very successful entrepreneur who found himself divorced and raising his seven year old daughter as a single father. What Chris found was that most if not all of the principles he used in business had general application to his role as father and leader of his family. His book is part memoir and part parenting manual, and the principles he teaches are illustrated by stories from his parenting experience.
This was a great book and one I would recommend to all fathers. It will help you see work and life as needing complementary and not competing skill sets. And you will never quite see your role as father in the same way again. Read my book review of CDO - Chief Daddy Officer and then buy or download the e-book for your own library. You will not regret it.
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