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Dave Ulrich

Leading Authority on Leadership and Human Resources

Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at The RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He studies how organizations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Presentations

Leadership Sustainability
Leadership Sustainability helps you turn good intentions into effective actions by mastering seven critical disciplines. The journey to great leadership doesn’t end with learning and implementing effective new skills. Great leadership is about consistency, and the drive for consistency is a never-ending process. Use Leadership Sustainability to ensure leadership greatness today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life

HR From the Outside In
HR From the Outside In provides an intriguing look at the next horizon for HR, and our role in providing insights, innovative practices and building capabilities that ensure and enhance business success. By being ‘plugged in’ to the external market, understanding stakeholder needs and macro-trends and creating aligned solutions through powerful partnerships, HR is in a unique position to both influence and drive the organizational change agenda.

The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Create Abundant Organizations to Deliver Value
How do great leaders create, for themselves and others, a sense of abundance (meaning, purpose, hope, pleasure) that not only engages employees but delivers value to customers, investors, and communities?

The Leadership Code
All managers aspire to be better leaders — but what is it that makes a leader effective? “The Leadership Code” synthesizes the best research and practice from the past 50 years to answer that question. Dave present 5 rules for great leadership applied to day–to–day actions.

Awards

2013
Thinkers 50 | Management Thought Leader

2012
HR Magazine | Lifetime Achievement Award

2010
Nobels Colloquia Prize | Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking
Utah Valley University | Kirk Englehardt Exemplary Business Ethics Award

2007
American Society of Training and Development| Lifetime Achievement Award

2005
Fast Company | 10 most innovative and creative thinkers

2000
World Federation of Personnel Management |Lifetime Achievement Award


Summary Profile

Dave has helped generate award winning data bases that assess alignment between strategies, organization capabilities, HR practices, HR competencies, and customer and investor results.

Dave has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 25 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journals, on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, and Board of Trustees at Southern Virginia University, and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources.

Dave emphasizes defining organizations through the capabilities they possess. His work has helped define and shape key capabilities such as change, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent, service, innovation, and efficiency. The outcomes of leadership and HR are the capabilities that an organization possesses that deliver value to customers, investors, and communities. Although he has been involved in large-scale research projects, most of his writing is characterized by synthesizing complex ideas into frameworks and tools that executives can use.

He is a well-traveled speaker, working with groups of all sizes where he is known for engaging the participants, helping to translate the ideas into actions that work for them. His motto is that good teaching is not what he knows, but how his knowledge helps participants do what they do better.

Dave has been ranked the #1 Management Educator & Guru by BusinessWeek, selected by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative and creative leaders, and named the most influential person in HR by HR Magazine for three years.