Leading Quietly, an Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing, an Interview with Professor Joe Badaracco, Jr

Wednesday January 27,2016, 6 AM PT/ 9 AM EST Christine Cowan Gasoigne host of The Leadership Hour interviews Joe Badaracco Jr. The John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School to discuss His book Leading Quietly-An unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing.


Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/27/2016 -- Most of us think of leaders as courageous risk takers, orchestrators of major events. In a word: heroes. Although such figures are inspiring, Joseph Badaracco argues that their larger-than-life accomplishments are not what makes the world work. What does, he says, is the sum of millions of small yet consequential decisions that individuals working far from the limelight make every day. Badaracco calls them "quiet leaders"—people who choose responsible, behind-the-scenes action over public heroism to resolve tough leadership challenges. Quiet leaders don't fit the stereotype of the bold and gutsy leader, and they don't want to. What they want is to do the "right thing"—for their organizations, their coworkers, and themselves—but inconspicuously and without casualties. Drawing from extensive research, Badaracco presents eight practical yet counterintuitive guidelines for situations in which right and wrong seem like moving targets. Compelling stories illustrate how these "nonheroes" succeed by managing their political capital, buying themselves time, bending the rules, and more. From the executive suite to the office cubicle—Leading Quietly shows how patient, everyday efforts can add up to a better company and a better world.

About Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr
Joseph Badarcco Jr. is the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School. Bradaracco graduated from St. Louis University, Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Harvard Business School where he earned an MBA and a DBA, He was Chaired the MBA Program and the Harvard University Advisory Commitee on Shareholder Responsibility and served on the boards of 2 public companies. Professor Bradaracco has written several books on leadership Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose between Right and Right. Leading Quietly:An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing. Questions of Character, and The Good Struggle: Responsible Leadership in an Unforgiving World which have been translated into ten languages.

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