Larry Senn

Chairman and Founder, Senn Delaney

Articles By Larry Senn
Dr. Larry Senn is chairman and founder of Senn Delaney, widely known as the culture shaping unit of Heidrick & Struggles. He has been referred to in business journals as “the father of corporate culture” based on his field research: the first systematic study ever conducted on the concept of corporate culture. His studies were published as his doctoral dissertation in 1970. This led him to an early personal vision of finding a way to enhance the lives of people, the effectiveness of teams, and the spirit and performance of organizations. That vision became Senn Delaney; the first firm dedicated to shaping the culture of organizations.

Senn Delaney has worked with over 100 Fortune 500 CEOs and their teams, University Presidents, State Governors, and members of U.S. presidential cabinets. He is also co-author of several earlier books including the best-selling book Winning Teams, Winning Cultures and 21st Century Leadership.

Larry has a BS in Engineering, an MBA from UCLA, and a doctorate degree in Business Administration from USC where he later served as faculty. He was a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in Southern California.

Larry’s passion for health and fitness started with his interest in sports during high school and college. He was team captain and the Pac 10 champion in gymnastics at UCLA and coached UCLA gymnastics after graduation.

Today Larry runs, swims, water skis, stand-up paddles, body boards and rides bikes. He has won sprint triathlons in Long Beach, Seal Beach, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach in his age group.

Larry is a husband, father, grandfather, and Sunday school teacher. He lives in Sunset Beach, California, with his wife, Bernadette, and their 12-year-old son Logan who is mentioned often in the book.

The Senn family has a deep commitment to family, faith, fitness and well-being. Larry and his wife, Bernadette have five children and five grandchildren, all who share an equal passion for family, well-being, and personal growth. Bernadette retired from Senn Delaney to be a full-time mother. She was VP HR at Senn Delaney and was co-author of an earlier book – The Human Operating System – An Owner’s Manual.

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