Dov Seidman has built a global reputation for helping people and organizations outbehave the competition by dedicating new thought and energy to HOW they do what they do.

His message has inspired tens of thousands of leaders across the world, impacting how organizations operate – from companies and cities to sports teams and the military.

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Dov Seidman

Dov maintains that in today’s connected, transparent, and interdependent world, people and organizations stand to gain by dedicating new thought and energy to how they do what they do. Dov is frequently invited to speak at leading industry events and to CEOs, senior executives and boards of directors. The HOW message has been brought to thousands of leaders across the globe. His presentations help people and organizations find a way to make sense of and thrive in our complex, interconnected and interdependent world. Some of the world’s most respected collective action, membership and conference organizations have embraced HOW as a central conversation on the state of the world.

The HOW philosophy has also spread well beyond the business world. It is now being used to impact how cities are run, soldiers are trained and the ways in which professional sports franchises use values for competitive advantage.

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  • The Fierce Urgency of HOW

    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

    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.

  • Building a Human Operating System

    Over the course of the 20th century, the mature economies of the world evolved from being industrial economies to knowledge economies. Now we are at another watershed moment, transitioning to human economies— where our uniquely human capabilities and skills will set us apart – and the shift has profound implications for leaders. Entrepreneur and best-selling author Dov Seidman explains what this new economy means for individuals and organizations and how leaders can navigate its challenges and seize its opportunities. In this session he shares with audiences the three basic elements of the human operating system leaders must understand: 1. Governance: the polices, controls, rules, org charts, goals, and objectives that represent the formal structures of an organization; 2. culture: the values, principles, habits, mind-sets, history, lore, and legends that influence how people behave; and 3. the how of leadership: connection, collaboration, transparency.

  • 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.

  • Bridging the Great American Divide

    It’s widely accepted that Americans are more divided than ever before. But what lies at the core of this division? Dov Seidman, founder and CEO of LRN, goes beyond the prevailing assumption, asking: are we divided, or are we being divided? In this session, Seidman examines a range of ubiquitous divisive forces in American life, from inequality to disrupted authority, from a culture of outrage to social media tools that act as echo chambers. Only when we understand the forces, he argues, can we chart a path forward from divisiveness to unity, rooted in a reawakening around timeless, shared values: patience, equanimity, empathy and humility

Endorsements

  • Dov is one of those rare speakers who can walk into a room and turn a lecture into a dialogue, engaging his audience – including seasoned executives, attorneys and other professionals – to think through challenging issues with him. He doesn't talk to his audience, he talks with his audience. He is thoughtful, and his audience leaves the presentation with a far greater understanding and appreciation of the issues than they had when they walked into the room.

    Michael Horowitz, Partner, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Commissioner, United States Sentencing Commission

  • The leadership workshop that Dov Seidman presented for the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) was an outstanding success. Dov was an energetic and engaging speaker who kept the audience involved, effectively linking his ideas to UNMC's culture, strategy and operations. We are confident that Dov's insights will live on at UNMC and help us advance toward our vision of being a world renowned health science center.

    John C. Adams, Ph.D., Asst. Vice Chancellor, UNMC

  • Dov got us talking about HOW to succeed in our business – the very competitive entertainment industry – and really helped our people understand how to use behavior, transparency and authenticity to deepen our key relationships. We found our time with Dov to be very insightful and entertaining, and his ideas have continued to stimulate our thinking even today.

    Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

  • We really enjoyed having Dov speak to CEO last month. Dov was received very well by our Members. We do have audience members rate the event’s speakers, and Dov received a 9.2/10.

    Chief Executives Organization

  • Dov was amazing! We got rave reviews about his delivery and most importantly his message. He was well aligned to our client’s meeting theme and to the overall key messages being delivered by key executives.

    MAC4 Communications, LLC

  • Dov gave a polished, positive, visually compelling talk at a time when WGI needed to direct people's attention to good corporate conduct, especially given the high proportion of business being done with the U.S. government.

    Larry Meyers, Washington Group International

  • Dov was a terrific speaker and worked as a real partner in helping us with the program. The evaluations of our members were A+, and we couldn't have been more delighted. Dov is also a terrific person off stage - a somewhat unusual combination for charismatic speakers.

    Lee Emery, CEO, Texas General Counsel Forum

  • Michael Horowitz, Partner, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Commissioner, United States Sentencing Commission
  • John C. Adams, Ph.D., Asst. Vice Chancellor, UNMC
  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
  • Chief Executives Organization
  • MAC4 Communications, LLC
  • Larry Meyers, Washington Group International
  • Lee Emery, CEO, Texas General Counsel Forum