You are hereThinking of taking the "One Year Challenge"? The Mormons say their two year missionary trips produce better leaders for the future
Thinking of taking the "One Year Challenge"? The Mormons say their two year missionary trips produce better leaders for the future
In an interesting article about the Mormon two year missionary trips Bloomberg Businessweek writer Caroline Winter says:
"Many of the men who trained to be Mormon missionaries have gone on to become among the most distinguished persons in American business and civic life"
Despite the fact that Mormons make up less than 2% of the US religeous population, they hold a disproportionately high number of leadership positions:
"They hold top jobs at such major corporations as Marriott International (MAR), American Express, American Motors, Dell Computers (DELL), Lufthansa, Fisher-Price (MAT), Life Re, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Madison Square Garden, La Quinta Properties, PricewaterhouseCooper, and Stanley Black & Decker (SWK). The head of human resources at Citigroup is Mormon, and in 2010 Goldman Sachs (GS) hired 31 grads from BYU, the same number it hired from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School."
to read the rest of the article click here http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_25/b4233058977933.htm
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