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The Fierce Urgency of HOW: A talk by Dov Seidman

October 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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 lecture, Dov Seidman, CEO of LRN and author of HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything, will discuss the implications of our reshaped world and the imperatives that creates for leaders, and for each of us.

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Lecture

5:00 – 5:30 PM: Q&A

5:30 – 6:30 PM: Reception

Please RSVP here!

The articles below provide some background on Dov and the key concepts that will be discussed in his lecture. You can find more of Dov’s articles and talks online at http://www.howistheanswer.com/blog/.

  • The Four Pillars of Moral Leadership (Fortune) – The key tenets of how individuals can become moral leaders at a time when the world and its institutions have become destabilized.
  • From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy (Harvard Business Review) – The implications for businesses as we transition to a fundamentally new economy with machines beginning to replace humans in some fundamental capacities.
  • Starting with a Pause (strategy+business) – As individuals have become increasingly distrustful of large organizations and their heads, how leaders can rebuild trust through the intentional act of pausing.
  • The State of Moral Leadership in Business – This report explores the imperative of moral leadership and how leaders who pursue it are 11 times more likely to achieve their business goals.


Co-Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.

All of our events are open to the public. 


October 4, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Petteruti Lounge
75 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02912
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