This paper attempts to use the master-disciple relationship documented in the stories of the Christian desert monastics as a model of mentorship for university professors and students. Currently, management programs in most universities seem to support a “success at any cost” model of behavior. Case studies encourage students to make business decisions based on bottom-line decision making, and even coursework in management ethics focuses only on legalistic and utilitarian reasons for management decision making. The professor’s mentorship of students using a monastic model encourages the creation of business curriculum that may help students understand the importance of humility and social justice in business decision making, and encourage the creation of a learning environment in which humility and socially just behaviors are rewarded and encouraged.
|Keywords:||Monasticism, Rule of St. Benedict, Humility, Desert Monasticism, Desert Fathers, Generation Y|
Associate Professor, Human Resource Management, College of Professional Studies, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI, USA
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