Dave Ulrich is a Professor of Business at the Ross School of Business at
the University of Michigan and co-founder of The RBL Group, a consulting firm
focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He has written 25
books covering topics in HR and leadership, is currently on the Board of
Directors for Herman Miller, is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human
Resources, and is on the Board of Trustees of Southern Virginia University.
Ulrich 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 Ulrich’s 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 Ulrich has been ranked the #1 Management Educator & Guru by BusinessWeek, was selected by Fast Company as one of the ten most innovative and creative leaders, was named the most influential person in HR by HR Magazine for three years, and has been on the World’s Top 50 Business Thinkers List since 2007. He is also the recipient of the 2013 Leadership Award from Leadership Forum at Silver Bay and a 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from HR Magazine for being the “Father of Modern Human Resources.”