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In honor of today’s Blog Jog I thought I would share something uplifting and inspired.
We have started on a new path in business leadership—one that is more ethical, more thoughtful, more integrated into the world community as a whole! MBA students, our future business leaders, have begun to rally around this concept on a grand scale. Started by a small group of Harvard MBAs of the class of 2009, the MBA Oath is a project stewarded by a coalition of MBA students, graduates, and advisors from over two hundred and fifty schools around the globe. They are partnering with the Aspen Institute and the World Economic Forum to make a broad impact, and to create a public conversation about professionalizing and improving management. That oath is a powerful declaration of the new direction in which we are headed—and just in the nick of time. The following is a short version from the www.mbaoath.com website.
The MBA Oath
As a manager, my purpose is to serve the greater good by bringing people and resources together to create value that no single individual can create alone. Therefore I will seek a course that enhances the value my enterprise can create for society over the long term. I recognize my decisions can have far-reaching consequences that affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my enterprise, today and in the future. As I reconcile the interests of different constituencies, I will face choices that are not easy for me and others.
Therefore I promise: I will act with utmost integrity and pursue my work in an ethical manner. I will safeguard the interests of my shareholders, co-workers, customers and the society in which we operate. I will manage my enterprise in good faith, guarding against decisions and behavior that advance my own narrow ambitions but harm the enterprise and the societies it serves. I will understand and uphold, both in letter and in spirit, the laws and contracts governing my own conduct and that of my enterprise. I will take responsibility for my actions, and I will represent the performance and risks of my enterprise accurately and honestly. I will develop both myself and other managers under my supervision so that the profession continues to grow and contribute to the well-being of society. I will strive to create sustainable economic, social, and environmental prosperity worldwide. I will be accountable to my peers and they will be accountable to me for living by this oath. This oath I make freely, and upon my honor.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope that you too have been inspired by this promise for better corporate leadership in the future.