Trustworthy & Loyal: CEO Talks Scouting

The Scout Law reads, “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil CEO, believes those attributes aren’t just appropriate on the trail—they can also help you in the business world.

For two years Tillerson served as the national president of the Boy Scouts of America. Prior to his appointment, Tillerson, the 2013 Marriott School International Executive of the Year, was no stranger to scouting, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a thirteen year old in Oklahoma. In fact, he believes the lessons Scouts learn impact them into adulthood, particularly in the workplace.

“I can speak to the power of those lessons,” he says. “I am a product of the scouting program. I apply the values and principles I learned as a Scout on a daily basis.”

Below you can watch Tillerson discuss the impact scouting has had on his life.

Read an excerpt from Tillerson in the latest issue of Marriott Alumni Magazine.