In the lead article of Q8 magazine, Yale University President Richard C. Levin, Yale SOM Dean Sharon M. Oster, and Dean-Designate Edward A. Snyder discuss what business schools need to do to train leaders with the long-term perspective and sense of integrity to create durable value for their organizations.
They argue that business leadership has an enormous impact on the broader society and that MBA education can be a crucial factor in producing leaders who advance the interests of their own organizations and the well-being of the broader society. Says Oster, "When we teach the MBAs, we are getting them at a formative moment for leadership skills. Itís a moment when things can come together for them, when some of their inchoate ideas about how the world works and what they want to be and who they are actually gel and connect with concrete aspirations, not just vague thoughts and vague dreams. It is a key time."
Read the full discussion at the Qn website.