Meet Joseph L. Badaracco: Harvard Business Professor and Renowned Leadership Speaker
When you’re looking to hire a speaker to inspire your team, finding someone who has an innovative outlook on leadership and decision making isn’t always easy. Luckily, the Sweeney Agency has many great candidates, and among them is Joseph L. Badaracco.
Not only is Badaracco the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School, he is also a graduate of their MBA and DBA programs, as well as a graduate of St. Louis University and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar. He has been the Chair of the MBA Program at Harvard, chairman of the Harvard University Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility, and he has also sat on the board of two public companies.
And Badaracco’s experience as an educator is not limited to his time at Harvard. He has also taught executive programs at other universities around the United States, and in Japan, where he is the faculty chair of the Normura School of Advanced Management.
Through all of his years building this impressive resume, Badaracco’s research has been focused on how to approach and solve difficult problems. According to this research, doing so requires a plan, some patience, and diplomatic skills. All of Badaracco’s work has been collected in his three books:
1. Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose between Right and Right
2. Leading Quietly: An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing
3. The Good Struggle: Responsible Leadership in an Unforgiving World
Clearly, Badaracco has a vast amount of knowledge when it comes to making good decisions efficiently, and he has translated that knowledge and leadership into the speaking he does for the Sweeney Agency that will inspire your team and organization. He has experience speaking for a wide variety of organizations on issues of leadership, values and ethics to name a few.
Like the names of one of his books, Badaracco focuses on leading quietly, which outlines the way that the best managers make the right decisions without causing harm to their careers or to their teams. The Leading Quietly talk comes with a detailed presentation, a learning guide, and critical thinking questions. It’s the perfect look at behind-the-scenes leadership, and what makes a truly effective manager. Badaracco also covers literature as a guide to leadership and the roles and responsibilities involved in business ethics.