David Ulrich

Professor of Business at the University of Michigan; Partner at the RBL Group
David Ulrich
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Dave Ulrich is as a 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.   He has helped generate award winning data bases that assess alignment between strategies, organization capabilities, HR practices, HR competencies, and customer and investor results. 

He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and 23 books:  Asian Leadership (2010, Robert Sutton), The Why of Work (2010, Wendy Ulrich), Leadership in Asia (2009), HR Transformation (2009  Justin Allen, Wayne Brockbank, Jon Younger, Mark Nyman), Leadership Code (2008 Norm Smallwood, Kate Sweetman), Companion for Strategic Human Resources (2008 John Storey, Pat Wright), HR Competencies (2008 Wayne Brockbank, Dani Johnson, Kurt Sandholtz, Jon Younger), Leadership Brand (2007 Norm Smallwood), Human Resource Value Proposition (2005 Wayne Brockbank), The Future of Human Resource Management (2005 Michael Losey, Sue Meisinger), Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing (2004, Ed Lawler, Jac Fitz-enz, James Madden). 100 Things You Need to Know  (2003, Robert Eichinger, Michael Lombardo), Competences for the New HR (2002, Wayne Brockbank); Why the Bottom Line Isn’t  (2003, Norm Smallwood), GE Workout (2002, Steve Kerr, Ron Ashkenas), HR Scorecard (2001, Brian Becker, Mark Huselid), Results Based Leadership (1999, Norm Smallwood, Jack Zenger), Learning Capability  (1999, Arthur Yeung, Mary Ann Von Glinow, Steve Nason); Tomorrow's (HR) Management (1997, Gerry Lake, Mike Losey); Human Resource Champions  (1997); The Boundaryless Organization (1995, Ron Ashkenas, Steve Kerr, Todd Jick); The Boundaryless Organization Field Guide  (2002, Ron Ashkenas, Todd Jick, Katy Paul-Chowdhury); Organizational Capability (1990, Dale Lake) 

He was editor of the Human Resource Management Journal (1990-1999), served on the 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; and co-founder of the Michigan Human Resource Partnership.  Some recent honors include a Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking (2010), ranked #1 most influential international thought leader in HR by HR Magazine (2008-2010), and #1 best seller recognition for The Why of Work from Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

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  • New book on leadership sustainability
  • Trends in leadership … cod and brand


  • Trends in talent
  • Formula for talent: competence * commitment * contribution
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Finding meaning at work


  • Organization capability … diagnosis
  • Going into details on some key capabilities:
    • Customer service
    • Culture/ transformation
    • Collaboration
    • Innovation
    • Change/adaptation

Human resources:

  • Strategic HR
  • What’s next in HR
  • HR competencies

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