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Why TOMS Shoe’s CEO Took 12 Weeks Off of Work and Everyone Applauded

The founder and CEO of Toms Shoes, Blake Mycoskie, told his company that he was going to take 12 weeks off after the birth of his son. Though many new fathers are hesitant about taking time off from their careers, Mycoskie could not imagine it any other way.

Mycoskie said his paternity leave would serve two purposes: to spend time learning the ropes of being a new father caring for his newborn baby and to set an example for his employees.