April 17, 2006

News & Opinion: Joesph Badaracco/Questions of Character Interview

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 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