Why Moral Leadership Is Important by Dov Seidman Founder and Executive Chairman By this time last year, powerful technological, political, social, and economic forces were already reshaping the world faster than we were able to reliably adapt — deepening divisions among us and intensifying anxiety within us.
Thinking Higher, Feeling Deeper: Honoring Elie Wiesel July 2, 2017 By Dov Seidman Today marks one year since the passing of Professor Elie Wiesel. To me, and certainly to countless others, Elie Wiesel was a, if not the moral conscience of our world. Professor Wiesel said that “words can sometimes, in moments of
In the Machine Age, Only One Type of Organization Will Thrive: A Human One September 13, 2016 By Dov Seidman The world is not just rapidly changing, it is being dramatically reshaped. It is being reshaped faster than individual humans and the institutions are yet able to respond. Recent technological advances and disruptions have generated a
The Gift of Pause October 15, 2015 By Dov Seidman Sometimes the best gifts in life come to us in unusual ways. So it was with my dear friend Mats Lederhausen's recent birthday. Aptly named a "former wunderkind" by Reuters.com, Mats was turning fifty, and as a celebratory gesture of this milestone, he and his wife
Why Today's Capitalism is no Longer Laissez-Faire October 15, 2015 By Dov Seidman If ever we needed any evidence that we are undergoing a huge shift in the very nature of capitalism, how our economy is organized and what business fundamentally is, we need only look to how and how much new business language
Why Colleges Must Teach Students How to Pause September 17, 2015 By Dov Seidman It’s fashionable to push for education reform these days, but the results of our various programs and initiatives are often harder to pinpoint exactly. American students’ achievement remains stagnant compared with their international peers, and just this year U.S. students
The Ultimate Sign You're Working for a Great Company April 1, 2015 By Dov Seidman Fortune’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list provides useful insights into how we collectively view corporate culture. Most of us flip through the pages or click through the screens hovering over pictures and blurbs highlighting gourmet chefs, nap rooms, yoga
Our Employer-Employee Marriages Need Counseling February 24, 2015 By Dov Seidman The monthly jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reads like a national marriage scorecard. There are tallies of courtships (“job openings”), marital unions (“hires”) and a variety of divorces (“total separations,” “quits,” “layoffs” and “discharges”). Our recent scorecards contain
From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy November 12, 2014 By Dov Seidman 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—and the shift has profound implications for management. What do I mean by the human economy?
How Human is Your Company? October 23, 2014 By Dov Seidman “There is a difference between doing the next thing right, and doing the next right thing.” - Peter F. Drucker Online quizzes have suddenly become a “cheap – if vexing – form of modern self-analysis,” according to The Wall Street Journal. In a recent 24-hour