April 17, 2006
News & Opinion: Joesph Badaracco/Questions of Character Interview
In our latest podcast, I interview Joesph Badaracco, author of Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature. In each chapter deals with a leadership question such as "Am I Ready To Take Responsibility" or "Are My Role Models Unsettling?" With each question, he has chosen a piece of fiction whose character(s) deal with the same dilemma. In the case of the two questions above, Badaracco chose The Secret Sharer by Joesph Conrad and Blessed Assurance by Allen Garganus.
In the interview, we talk about the use of fiction in teaching leadership, some books that he didn't use in QoC, and movies that can do some of the same work.
mp3, 37:51, 26 MB
- Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Apollo 13
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
- Lincoln: A Novel by Gore Vidal
- Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin