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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Mormons, Missions and MBA's Part 5: Speak, Even if You Just Learned How
Bloomberg Businessweek recently published, "God's MBAs: Why Mormon Missions Produce Leaders." I'm sure it will get plenty of attention. I'm simply going to pull out a few various quotes for analysis.
Church obligations start early. "Children at a very young age begin to learn things that leaders have to do—speak in public, interact with people, teach," says Kim Clark. Public speaking starts with two-minute presentations at the age of three, according to Kim Farah, a spokeswoman for the church. The goal is to "help them internalize their beliefs," she says, and any professional benefits are secondary.As a member, you are imbued with organizational skills at a very young age. Public speaking at the age of 3 is not an exaggeration, nor is it rare. Mormons feel much more comfortable in front of a group speaking than probably any other group on earth.