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Joseph Badaracco      

Leading Authority on Business Ethics

Sometimes there can be more than one right answer to a problem. The option you choose can say a lot about the values of your company - and your leadership. Making these "right vs. right" choices can be one of the hardest tasks any manager can perform, but Joseph L. Badaracco Jr. offers some simple methods to help you answer these tough questions.

As the Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School, Badaracco teaches courses on business ethics, strategy, and management in the school's MBA and executive programs, and shares his insights with organizations around the country.

His current research focuses on the practical challenges facing responsible leaders in fluid, highly uncertain, intensely competitive environments. He has written several books on leadership, decision making, and responsibility, including Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right; Leading Quietly: An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing; and Questions of Character. These books have been translated into ten languages.

Employing a personable and humorous delivery style, Joseph Badaracco unfailingly delights his audiences. His keynotes share real-life examples of how corporate executives dealt with these difficult "right vs. right" dilemmas and provide take-home solutions for audiences to apply within their own businesses.

Speech Topics

Defining Moments: Making Tough Decisions

Literature as a Guide to Leadership

Quiet Leadership

Business Ethics: Roles & Responsibilities


Book review: Managing in the Gray by Joseph Badaracco

This is a question that Managing in the Gray: 5 Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work, seeks to answer. Author, Joseph Badaracco ...

5 Questions To Ask When Making Tough Decisions

Some issues, however, are a darker shade of gray than others—it's those murky problems that Joseph L. Badaracco, the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics  ...

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