Joseph L. Badaracco is the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School where he teaches courses on business ethics, strategy, and management in the MBA and executive programs. 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. In recent years, Professor Badaracco served as Chair of the MBA and as the course head for the first-year course, Leadership and Corporate Accountability.
Badaracco's current research focuses on what reflection means in practice for busy, responsible, successful people. He has written several books on leadership, decision-making, and responsibility. These include Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose between Right and Right, and Leading Quietly: An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing. His latest book, Managing in the Gray.