The hard choice!
Title: Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right Author: Joseph L Badaracco, Jr.
Publisher: Harvard Business Press (1997) Price: $20.28
No. of pages: 160
Badracco, a Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard, has put forward the smart questions which form the basis of effective decision making. Interestingly, the book is not about the casual daily routine decisions, rather the critical decisions one come across in business management. Deciding one’s response over an opportunity at work solely based on race or gender, launching an extremely controversial product or coming a across a lagging behind employee who is going through personal disorders. The professional decisions turn harder when they have a morally sensitive aspect attached. Badracco has presented an unorthodox and practical approach of reaching such decisions. The messages are refreshing as they are away from the traditional feelgood business ethics