Joseph L. Badaracco
Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr., is the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School. He is also the senior associate dean and the chair of the MBA program. He serves on the faculty committee of Harvard’s Center for Ethics and the Professions and is also the faculty chair of the Nomura School of Advanced Management in Tokyo.
In recent years, Badaracco was the chairman of the Harvard University Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility and served on the boards of two public companies. He has taught in executive programs in the United States, Japan, and many other countries and has spoken to a wide variety of organizations on issues of leadership, values, and ethics.
Badaracco has authored several books, most recently Questions of Character (Harvard Business Review Press, 2006), which presents the lessons for leaders suggested by works of serious literature. Some of his other books are Leading Quietly: An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing (Harvard Business Review Press, 2002), Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right (Harvard Business Review Press, 1997), and Business Ethics: Roles and Responsibilities (Irwin, 1995). His books have been translated into 10 languages.
Badaracco is a graduate of St. Louis University, Oxford University (where he was a Rhodes scholar), and Harvard Business School, where he earned an MBA and a DBA.