Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature by Joseph L. Badaracco Jr. | 9781591399681 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature

Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature

by Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591399688

ISBN-13: 9781591399681

Pub. Date: 04/01/2006

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

The hardest tests for leaders challenge their character as much as their skills, and a growing body of research shows that the self-knowledge gained from such tests is critical to leaders’ success.

In Questions of Character, Joseph L. Badaracco outlines eight fundamental challenges that test a leader’s character, and proposes exploring them

Overview

The hardest tests for leaders challenge their character as much as their skills, and a growing body of research shows that the self-knowledge gained from such tests is critical to leaders’ success.

In Questions of Character, Joseph L. Badaracco outlines eight fundamental challenges that test a leader’s character, and proposes exploring them through the lens of literature. Badaracco argues that serious fiction provides us with memorable characters facing compelling challenges similar to those that confront business leaders. Through rich analysis of the main characters in The Death of a Salesman, The Secret Sharer, The Last Tycoon, and other stories, Badaracco addresses complex issues leaders face, such as the soundness of their vision, their readiness to take on responsibility, the depth of their compassion, and their ability to manage success.

Presenting classic leadership dilemmas in a novel and valuable light, Questions of Character helps leaders and aspiring leaders prepare for the opportunities and tests before them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591399681
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
221
Sales rank:
295,922
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.92(d)

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