I just completed a two-month tour of MBA programs across the country. The speaking engagements were sponsored by Deloitte and covered many of the top programs from HBS to Kellogg to Haas. It was an honor to meet so many impressive students and to learn from their points of view.
What stands out to me as I return from the final presentation (Robert Smith at Maryland) is the potential for this new generation of leaders to renew our society.
While I hope that many of these MBAs have productive corporate careers that include significant pro bono service, I also hope that some of the best end up in DC.
Can Obama once again make DC the-place-to-be city for the best and the brightest of our country? Can he raise the bar to return the federal government’s status to the employer of choice?
What is it going to take?