April 17, 2006

News & Opinion: Joesph Badaracco/Questions of Character Interview

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 11:53 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

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


About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.