All change seems impossible. But once accomplished, it is the state you are no longer in that seems impossible.
—FRENCH PHILOSOPHER ALAIN
It is time to renew the business schools—time for the agents of change to change. They may be at the height of their success, attracting high-paying students who in turn have been getting high-paying jobs. And business schools produce enormous quantities of research. Yet they are failing in their fundamental purpose, which is to enhance the quality of leadership in society.
In a number of respects, the business schools have lost their way. They claim to develop managers, yet turn out staff specialists who promote dysfunctional styles of managing. They are meant ...