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Introduction

AS FACULTY at Harvard Business School, we serve in an organization devoted to improving the leadership of business enterprise. Our school’s mission is “to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world.” We do that with research that builds and communicates concepts useful to the managements of firms, by training the MBAs who go on to careers as business leaders, and by providing midcareer development programs for the top executives of companies.

In all this work, the faculty share a common, underlying set of beliefs that motivate our diverse approaches to our mission. Managers make their contribution to our society by guiding the organizations that provide goods and services to customers. For this contribution to ...

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