The Fierce Urgency of HOW: A Talk by Dov Seidman


Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 5:00pm to 6:00pm


Rubenstein 306, Harvard Kennedy School
Dov Seidman
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Rubenstein 306
Rubenstein Building, 3rd Floor
Harvard Kennedy School
Moderated by Brig. Gen. Dana Born (USAF Ret.), Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership
Unprecedented and unfamiliar forces are reshaping our world, our institutions and our leadership faster than we seem able to reshape ourselves. With one click, the dreams, frustrations, plights, and behaviors of others are experienced viscerally and directly on our screens. With just one swipe, we can summon strangers into our intimate proximity. Simultaneously, any one of us can see into the innermost workings of once opaque organizations and importantly, into the attitudes and behaviors of their leaders. These very forces of connection have, in many remarkable ways, afforded us richer experiences and enabled human progress. But they are also fracturing us and presenting us with unprecedented moral choices.
In this conversation, Dov Seidman, Founder and Chairman of LRN and The HOW Institute for Society and author of HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything, will discuss the implications of our reshaped world and the imperatives it creates for leaders, and for each of us.
DovDov Seidman, nearly 25 years ago, founded LRN, a technology and education company that provides ethics and compliance software and content to corporations across the globe. LRN also advises companies on shaping values-based leadership, cultures and governance as sources of competitive advantage. LRN has helped to elevate the conduct of more than 35 million corporate employees around the world. In 2010, LRN was invited by the World Economic Forum to join their Forum Member community, which represents outstanding, global organizations chosen for their innovative business models, market influence, industry disruption, corporate citizenship and visionary leadership.
Dov is the author of the book HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything, a New York Times best seller that offers a philosophical framework for individual and organizational behavior in a world that is increasingly interconnected and interdependent. In the book, Dov describes how the world has been reshaped and the implications and imperatives for us, our institutions, society and humanity as a whole.
CPL_Dana Born 2.18.20Brig. Gen. Dana H. Born (USAF Ret.) holds many titles at Harvard Kennedy School. She serves as the co-director to the Center for Public Leadership, faculty chair of the Senior Executive Fellows Program, faculty advisor of the Black Family Graduate Fellowship, and is a lecturer in Public Policy. Gen. Born is a retired Brigadier General with 30 years of service in the United States Air Force. Prior to coming to Harvard, from 2004-2013, she served two terms as the Presidentially-appointed Dean of the Faculty at the United States Air Force Academy where she was also the Professor and Head of the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department. Previously, Dana served as an Exchange Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force, Assistant Director for Recruiting Research and Analysis for the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management Policy), Deputy Chief of the Personnel Issues Team for the Department of the Air Force (DC/Staff Personnel), Aide and Speech Writer to the Secretary of the Air Force, Squadron Commander for 11th Mission Support Squadron at Bolling AFB, DC and in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
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