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Step Back: Bringing the Art of Reflection into Your Busy Life by [Joseph L.  Badaracco Jr.]

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Named one of the Globe & Mail's "Best Business Books of 2020"

Advance Praise for Step Back:

"This book guides us to 'take a step back' to understand the power of reflection through the ages and its profound relevance in our lives today." — Ann Fudge, former Chairman and CEO, Young and Rubicam Brands

"Badaracco makes a compelling case for the importance of creating times of reflection in our daily lives. If you have struggled with the why or how of this concept, you need to read this book." — Steve Reinemund, retired Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

"Badaracco has written an important, substantive, and practical work. Everyone, especially those who lead, needs to reflect. This book shows that there are many paths to reflection and explains how to find the path that suits you best." — Ray Mabus, former Secretary of the US Navy; former Governor of Mississippi; and former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

"Badaracco shows us that reflection doesn't need to be a set time or an onerous process. Rather, it can be woven seamlessly into our lives with infinite flexibility, as we each practice reflection in ways that work for us. Individually and collectively, we will be better as a result of reading this book." — Lou D'Ambrosio, former CEO, Fortune 500 companies; Senior Advisor, private equity

"In a time when society has never been more productive and prosperous, men and women have never had less time for reflection. Badaracco has given us an extraordinary road map to regain that most precious human capability. Through thoughtful interviews and a far-reaching review of the literature, he offers a gift that every student and executive should cherish." — Bob Higgins, Managing General Partner, Causeway Media Partners

"Badaracco details a myriad of practical ways to reflect that many leaders will see as accessible and useful. Drawing on interviews with practicing managers and classics like Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, Badaracco shows that reflection is a highly personal, yet timeless practice." — Larry Culp, Chairman and CEO, General Electric

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Joseph L. Badaracco is the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School. He has served as chair of the MBA Program, taught in executive programs in many countries, and has spoken to a wide variety of organizations on issues of leadership, values, and ethics. Badaracco has written several books on leadership, decision making, and responsibility, including Defining Moments, Questions of Character, and the New York Times bestseller Leading Quietly.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07V7K27NJ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harvard Business Review Press (July 14, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 14, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2518 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 162 pages
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