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Dov Seidman

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LRN

Dov maintains that in today’s interconnected and interdependent world, people and organizations stand to gain by dedicating new thought and energy to HOW they do what they do. Dov’s message has been brought to tens of thousands of leaders across the globe, used to impact how businesses lead, how cities are run, soldiers are trained and the ways in which professional sports franchises find competitive advantage.

   
The Fierce Urgency of HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything

For more than two decades, Dov Seidman’s pioneering organization, LRN, has helped some of the world’s most respected companies build “do it right,” winning cultures and inspire principled performance throughout their organizations. Seidman’s distinct vision of the world, business, and human endeavor has helped enable more than 15 million people doing business in more than 120 countries to outbehave the competition. In this session based on his best-selling book How: Why We Do Anything Means Everything, Seidman exposes the forces and factors that have fundamentally restructured the world; provides frameworks to help you understand those hows and implement them in powerful and productive ways; helps you channel your actions and decisions in order to thrive uniquely within today’s new realities; and sheds light on the systems of how and introduces a bold new vision for leading and winning through self-governance.

 

Trust: The Ultimate Performance-Enhancing Strategy

Trust is a funny thing, one of those soft things that we often rush by. What’s not so funny is how often it lies at the center of our challenges and opportunities. That is because trust allows us to function in times of uncertainty. Business has long known about the benefits of trust, but absent any real metrics or data found itself at a loss to be able to do anything about it. In this session, Dov Seidman, called the “hottest advisor on the corporate virtue circuit,” by Fortune Magazine and one of the “Top 60 Global Thinkers of the Last Decade” by The Economic Times, shares insights from more than 20 years of visionary business leadership and reveals fundamental truths about trust, with an emphasis on how to build a culture of trust that fosters strong relationships, boosts individual performance, and helps organizations gain a competitive advantage.

Finding Humanity in the Age of Machines

The rapid advances in artificial intelligence force us to grapple with a question that is both philosophical and deeply personal: What does it mean to be human in the age of intelligent machines? In this session, Dov Seidman shares the perspectives that have brought him renown as both a business leader and public philosopher, weaving together insights on modern-day technology and business with timeless wisdom -- from Aristotle and Heraclitus to Adam Smith and David Hume. Our present revolution, Seidman explains, is not only one where we will need to rethink the nature and structure of our industries and institutions, but also one where we will need to create new systems that put humanity at the center and come to grips with the transformative implications of such a change

The Case for Moral Leadership in a Reshaped World

From business to politics, religion to sports, few Americans have more closely observed the changing nature of leadership than Dov Seidman. At a time of eroded trust in traditional institutions and authority, he draws a bold conclusion: we are in the midst of a moral crisis, when leadership itself has been disrupted. In this session, Seidman offers an equally bold call to arms, outlining the urgent need for a new kind of leadership rooted in moral authority. He identifies the five forces irrevocably shaping the world, and the four pillars of moral authority today’s leaders must embody: the pursuit of significant and noble purpose, the ability to inspire, unshakable values, and wisdom.

Meet Dov Seidman

Dov maintains that in today’s interconnected and interdependent world, people and organizations stand to gain by dedicating new thought and energy to HOW they do what they do. Dov’s message has been brought to tens of thousands of leaders across the globe, used to impact how businesses lead, how cities are run, soldiers are trained and the ways in which professional sports franchises find competitive advantage.

Dov Seidman’s career has focused on how companies and their people can operate in both principled and profitable ways. That's the inspiration behind his book, HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything, recently expanded and including a foreword from President Bill Clinton. Dov is the founder and CEO of LRN. Since 1994, LRN has helped to shape winning organizational cultures inspired by sustainable values in hundreds of companies with over 20 million people working in over 100 countries. Fortune called Dov the “hottest advisor on the corporate virtue circuit” and Economic Times named him a “Top 60 Global Thinker of the Last Decade.” He is a Harvard Law School graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in moral philosophy from UCLA and a graduate degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University.

 

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