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Questions of character : illuminating the heart of leadership through literature

Author: Joseph Badaracco
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Joseph Badaracco argues that literature helps leaders develop personal answers to specific questions. Serious fiction provides fresh, powerful perspectives on the fundamental dilemmas facing today's managers and executives. While reading compelling stories in which memorable protagonists grapple with questions of character, leaders can watch them worry, hope, commit, exult, regret, and reflect, while being tested,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Staff professional collection
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Badaracco
ISBN: 1591399688 9781591399681
OCLC Number: 62161223
Description: viii, 221 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Do I have a good dream? : Death of a salesman by Arthur Miller --
How flexible is my moral code? : Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe --
Are my role models unsettling? : "Blessed Assurance" by Allen Gurganus --
Do I really care? : The love of the last tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald --
Am I ready to take responsibility? : "The secret sharer" by Joseph Conrad --
Can I resist the flow of success? : I come as a thief by Louis Auchincloss --
How well do I combine principles and pragmatism? : A man for all seasons by Robert Bolt --
What is sound reflection? : Antigone by Sophocles --
Judging character.
Responsibility: Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr.
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What are the emotional and psychological challenges of leadership, and what can we learn from others' journeys? This book uses literature as the means by which we can 'go inside' and gain insight  Read more...

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Named one of the Best Leadership Books of All Time - Inc. Magazine (inc.com)

 
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