An Evening of HOW
#rd Annual Thought Leader Series focused on leadership i 21st century
Published: Monday, October 21, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013 15:10
On Wednesday, Oct. 16 Festival Concert Hall presented speaker Dov Seidman, CEO of LRN and author of “HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything” as the 2013 Thought Leader.
Seidman has built a career around the idea that the world would be a better place if more people were willing to do better. From this basic idea, Seidman has created a business that aims to help shape future employees, managers and leaders on how to behave and interact all over the globe.
Dr. Tim Peterson, associate dean of the College of Business, opened up the night welcoming Seidman at the 3rd annual thought-leader series. Seidman came in wearing his yellow tie and throwing up his Bison horns to show off his NDSU pride.
“Dov is a very down-to-earth man, Katelyn Mack, a sophomore majoring in marketing, said. “I felt connected to everything he was saying because he talked to us, not at us. He definitely inspired me to look at the world in a different way.”
Seidman also went on to say that what inspires him are the students trying to connect. It motivates him to and makes him want to work harder at what he does, he said. Seidman also provided advice on behavior, trust, social networks and leadership.
“We are the era of behavior,” Seidman said. “Every post on Twitter and Facebook are considered a behavior,” “You can’t control your story, but you can control yourself and your life.”
Mack also said she believes the world is changing and that people are becoming more connected.
“There is no separation between a personal life and a business life,” she said. “Everything is becoming more personal and it honestly is a marvelous thing.”
The night was filled with an “Evening of HOW,” aimed at motivating students with a powerful new vision for leading and winning in this interconnected 21st-century world.
“Our world is being dramatically reshaped,” Seidman said. “The rules of the past no longer apply. In the 21st century, it’s no longer what you do that matters most but HOW you do it.”
Seidman’s main advice to the crowd was to out-behave people and give trust away through.
“We always thought how was a question; how is the answer!” he said.
Dov Seidman’s book, “HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything” is available online or at your nearest bookstore.
More information is online at howistheanswer.com