An introduction to mindfulness for busy working Dads.

An Introduction to Mindfulness Why should working dads practice mindfulness? First off, what exactly is mindfulness? When we think of mindfulness, it’s easy to shrug it off as something that is just ‘not me’. There’s an association with mindfulness that conjures the...

The five fears of new Dads and how to overcome them with Jake Edling

Jake Edling has 7 (seven) kids! It’s fair to say he’s pro level at this Dad game and luckily for us he has taken his learned skills and now takes this to help new and expectant Dads be exceptional. We’re going to talk about some of the common fears I know I faced when...

How Practicing Empathy Can Improve your Quality of Life

Empathy is key to understanding others and forming deeper connections, by having the ability to put yourself in their shoes. You can’t understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.”unknown. This article explores why empathy is so important, and three...

How to read Mike Michalowicz – Profit First, Pumpkin Plan, Clockwork and more!

One of my favourite business authors is the super Mike Michalowicz. His books are written from the heart, with passion but also with immense power and application to help busy business owners develop their skillset, appreciation and understanding for running an actual...

The first 1000 days. Educating ourselves to become a better Dad.

Becoming a Dad for the first time can be challenging, right? 🤯 What role do I play?🤯 What am I supposed to do now?🤯 What do I do to provide?🤯 I feel like a spare part 👆👆 All quite common feelings I had when I was expecting our first boy when I was 29. I felt that...

The five stages of listening (and why they matter to busy working Dads).

"In a minute!" "Just give me a moment"**looks down at phone to refresh email while eldest tries talking to me about his day at school**"sorry, what did you just say?"**thinks about the email he needs to send while the middle boy is coming down the slide** There are...

Customer experience and what businesses can learn from their kids about the future of customer service.

What do you think of when you think about your business' customer experience? Do you have a repeatable yet personalised, reliable yet nimble customer experience? Do you know your customer journey from customer service and who do you think offers a superb customer...

The expectations of millennial Dads and the workplace.

Navigating the Dad experience. It can be hard enough can't it, having kids and dealing with the role of Dad at home and then we also need to think about our own identity and what it means to be me. A large part of me is what my professional life looks like. I take...

Paying yourself first and looking after finances with a Profit First approach [Video conversation with Ron Saharyan]

Ron Saharyan is a Profit First Professional. He believes in eradicating entrepreneurial poverty and through his work to disrupt the common approach to business accountancy practice, is helping many business owners and organisations find profits to enable them to grow,...

How can Dads have better conversations at home?

Building up Healthy Communication - an article by our content contributor, Ruby Phillips. I long for better conversations at home. It's my own doing, I know. I get busy at work and sometimes, if I'm brutal with myself, I know that I can do better at home when it comes...
How Practicing Empathy Can Improve your Quality of Life

How Practicing Empathy Can Improve your Quality of Life

Empathy is key to understanding others and forming deeper connections, by having the ability to put yourself in their shoes. You can’t understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.”unknown. This article explores why empathy is so important, and three...

The first 1000 days. Educating ourselves to become a better Dad.

The first 1000 days. Educating ourselves to become a better Dad.

Becoming a Dad for the first time can be challenging, right? 🤯 What role do I play?🤯 What am I supposed to do now?🤯 What do I do to provide?🤯 I feel like a spare part 👆👆 All quite common feelings I had when I was expecting our first boy when I was 29. I felt that...

The expectations of millennial Dads and the workplace.

The expectations of millennial Dads and the workplace.

Navigating the Dad experience. It can be hard enough can't it, having kids and dealing with the role of Dad at home and then we also need to think about our own identity and what it means to be me. A large part of me is what my professional life looks like. I take...

How can Dads have better conversations at home?

How can Dads have better conversations at home?

Building up Healthy Communication - an article by our content contributor, Ruby Phillips. I long for better conversations at home. It's my own doing, I know. I get busy at work and sometimes, if I'm brutal with myself, I know that I can do better at home when it comes...

Positive habit formation for busy Dads

Positive habit formation for busy Dads

Assessing and Addressing Behaviours around habits. In this article we will look at the psychology of habit formation to understand more about how we can break bad habits and replace them with healthy ones to be the best versions of ourselves as dads, leaders, friends...

what is positive psychology? [video with patricia souza]

what is positive psychology? [video with patricia souza]

"Let's start to focus on what's right with us, not what's wrong..." This is my immediate takeaway and mindset shift from research and application of the concept of positive psychology. What a shift in approach this subtle change in language can bring. Working on my...

Why Boundaries matter.

Why Boundaries matter.

How can the awareness of, creation of, and management of effective boundaries help busy Dads in business and leadership positions? our contributing write, Ruby Phillips explores boundaries and offers a framework to help set (and keep!) effective boundaries that work...

Building resilience for business, self & family

Building resilience for business, self & family

Resilience. What the heck is it, anyway? I often felt it was an often over used word to almost encapsulate many things; determination, blind faith, stubbornness even. But when we take a step back to observe what resilience looks like in our lives, what do we see? As...

the cost of money.

the cost of money.

What does money mean to dads, and why do men chase money? It's a really interesting topic I find the relationship to money and how Dads in particular take on more of the burden (even if it's only a sense of the burden), and how it plays out in work life, home life and...

more than just money – business enjoyment for busy dads

more than just money – business enjoyment for busy dads

Get comfortable with not knowing the answer!Andrew Miller I was fortunate enough to have a natter with Andrew Miller recently. Andrew Miller is the Founder of Business Enjoyment. His purpose is to bring joy back into business and create a movement where everyone is...

mAXIMISING PRODUCTIVITY FOR busy working dads.

mAXIMISING PRODUCTIVITY FOR busy working dads.

Our ongoing research suggests that 77% of working Dads feel there is an implicit or explicit expectation of them to be always on when it comes to work. This has undoubtedly stemmed from the rise and rise of home working, remote working or hybrid working. I remember if...

the power of hobby – rediscover yourself

the power of hobby – rediscover yourself

Just be yourself, everyone else is taken.Oscar Wilde A personal life. Remember what that used to feel like? A hobby, something beyond work and home that was yours and you could invest time and money in to doing? For me, I used to love going to the football, playing...

Headline findings from our focus group

Headline findings from our focus group

It's an exciting time for the Dads In Business project as we ramp up our work with the University of Sheffield Management School and develop our research programme exploring the roles of the modern Dad and how effectively (or otherwise!) these roles are managed. Our...

THE IMPORTANCE OF WELLBEING for dads and how to get started.

THE IMPORTANCE OF WELLBEING for dads and how to get started.

In our conversations with Dads and the workplaces that employ them, we find so much feedback and input centres around four key areas of Dad life. Almost every piece of feedback falls in to one of these four zones that we assume to be; money, family, business, and...

The return to the workplace post lockdown.

The return to the workplace post lockdown.

Is it remote working? Hybrid working? Getting back to the workplace? Do you feel like your hot desking or are you excited to return to the workplace? I remember a time when a work from home day was deemed a cheeky way of justifying a day off. Things have rightly...

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