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Named one of the Best Leadership Books of All Time - Inc. Magazine (inc.com)
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.
|1||Do I have a good dream? : Death of a salesman by Arthur Miller||1|
|2||How flexible is my moral code? : Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe||31|
|3||Are my role models unsettling? : "Blessed assurance" by Allen Gurganus||53|
|4||Do I really care? : The love of the last tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald||75|
|5||Am I ready to take responsibility? : "The secret sharer" by Joseph Conrad||99|
|6||Can I resist the flow of success? : I come as a thief by Louis Auchincloss||119|
|7||How well do I combine principles and pragmatism? : A man for all seasons by Robert Bolt||139|
|8||What is sound reflection? : Antigone by Sophocles||163|