For the month of March, Johnathan Modisett, a senior manager at Ernst & Young, changed diapers and spoon-fed his newborn daughter. When the baby napped, Modisett checked his work email, not expecting or encountering many surprises during his paternity leave: “I left the office with a good plan in place.”
While many men are reluctant to take paternity leave, Modisett’s careful orchestration of his time off came from working with a paternity coach for three months in advance. Meeting by phone each month, they strategized what Modisett would delegate and to whom, how to encourage his staff to take owne...
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