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Company Overview

Since 1994, LRN has helped 15 million people in 700 companies worldwide simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and foster ethical cultures. LRN's combination of practical tools, education and strategic advice helps companies translate their values into concrete corporate practices and leadership behaviors that create sustainable competitive advantage. In partnership with LRN, companies need not choose between living principles and maximizing profits, or between enhancing reputation and growing revenue: both are a product of principled performance.

LRN is the trusted partner to leading businesses worldwide, including Pfizer, Dow, Dell, 3M, DuPont, and Unilever. LRN operates in more than 120 countries, with headquarters in New York, and offices in Los Angeles, London and Mumbai. For more information, visit

We believe that enduring success is achieved through inspired, ethical leadership – regardless of tenure, job function, or position in an organizational chart. LRN’s culture is the end result of this belief—an environment created by a group of ethical leaders sharing core values and governing ourselves in pursuit of our goals.  As the basis of our shared values, the LRN Leadership Framework – which we invite all of our candidates to consider –defines, galvanizes, and unifies our culture.  It inspires and informs our conduct, whether we're collaborating with colleagues or partnering with clients.  At LRN this isn’t just talk; we aim to attract and hire people who share our core values, and value our mission. 


When considering a position at LRN, ask yourself:

Am I passionate about inspiring principled, ethical performance?

Am I committed to constant learning and evolution? Do I want to be stretched – both intellectually and in scope of responsibility – and operate outside my comfort zone?

Do I find fulfillment in the impact work is having beyond day-to-day tasks?

Do I seek to understand not just what does and doesn’t work, but why – and how to make things work better?

Do I value integrity, humility, passion and truth in the workplace? Am I dedicated to fostering an environment of respect, collaboration, transparency and success?

If so, we’re very much looking forward to meeting you.


Job Summary

LRN’s Governance, Culture and Leadership Advisory Services practice helps organizations design and progress their journey to evolve human operating systems. Our approach presumes true partnership and co-creation. As a guide, we provide strategic advice and support to help leaders champion and orchestrate change. We help design the core architecture to create more human companies, and we employ a series of workshops, diagnostic tools and educational methodologies to deepen understanding and embed new ways of leading and modes of behavior at scale. We are committed to the idea that by doing the right thing, companies can generate disproportionate long-term value for all their stakeholders.

We are seeking world-class leaders to come join our mission. As a leader, you should find deep resonance with the HOW philosophy and be committed to the mission of transforming businesses and organizations based on the notion of outbehaving. Leaders come from different backgrounds and areas of specialty, but all have deep experience creating and building capabilities that help organizations transform and change in meaningful ways. Leaders should have expertise in working with senior executives across a range of organizations to help shape and influence their thinking and strategic priorities, developing and delivering long term transformational journeys, and productizing and scaling new learnings and thought leadership. They should also appreciate the challenge of building new teams, experimenting with and developing new capabilities, and scaling fast-growing businesses on a global scale.

The individual in this role will have the opportunity to:

  • Take ownership for the Research & Analytics division of LRN’s Advisory practice
  • Develop new assessment tools to expand LRN’s product offerings for the advisory team
  • Ability to get hands dirty and having a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Embodiment of LRN’s core values and leadership framework and an ability to communicate this to potential partners

You will possess most of the following:

  • 10-15 years of research experience, preferably in a consultancy setting (preferably specializing in leadership development, organizational culture change, business ethics, etc.)
  • Master's degree required, PhD highly preferred (I/O Psychology, Leadership & Change Management, etc.)
  • Advanced statistical knowledge (regression analysis, structural equation modeling, etc.)
  • Ability to formulate innovative statistical techniques
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Strong interest in business development and have an ability to sell suite of advisory services to high level executives


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