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Dov Seidman

Founder and CEO of LRN


Dov Seidman’s professional career has focused on how companies and their people can operate in both a principled and profitable way.

Dov is the founder and CEO of LRN. Since 1994, LRN has helped hundreds of companies simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and foster ethical cultures.

Today, LRN operates globally and reaches, works with, and helps shape winning organizational cultures inspired by sustainable values in hundreds of companies with over 20 million people working in more than 100 countries around the world. Dov is the author of HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything recently published by Wiley & Sons in an expanded edition with a foreword by President Bill Clinton and a new preface from Dov on why how we behave, lead, govern and relate to others matters more than ever and in ways it never has before.

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.” Dov became the exclusive corporate sponsor of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics in 2008. He is a Harvard Law School graduate who also earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in moral philosophy from UCLA and a BA with honors in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University. 


Inspirational Leadership in the Era of Behavior

Due to the increasing complexity of our interdependent world, markets are proving ever more vulnerable to unpredictability, protests, bubbles, disruptive innovation, crashes, data privacy breaches, powerful natural disasters and ethical scandals. Since storms are hitting us with such frequency, we need to learn – now more than ever – to build the institutional and individual capacity for resiliency and growth. The only things that do double duty – that can socialize and control against crisis and unwanted consequences while simultaneously propelling us forward – are human values. Human values have always mattered, but they have become ever more essential because of how they offer a bulwark against crisis and an impetus toward growth. The leadership challenge is shift from a control-based or rules-based paradigm to a values-based paradigm—to creating fully human organizations.