Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group (http://www.rbl.net) 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 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. Honors include:

2014:

  • Ranked #1 speaker in Management/Business by Speaking.com
  • Commencement speaker, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

2013:

  • Lifetime Leadership Award from the Leadership Forum at Silver Bay
  • Listed in Thinkers 50 as a management thought leader

2012:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award from HR Magazine for being the “father of modern human resources”

2011:

  • Ranked #1 most influential international thought leader in HR by HR Magazine
  • Listed in Thinkers 50 as a management thought leader
  • Ranked in Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Leadership Behavior

2010:

  • Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking
  • Life Fellowship in Australia Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
  • Ranked #1 most influential international thought leader in HR by HR Magazine
  • Kirk Englehardt Exemplary Business Ethics Award from Utah Valley University
  • Why of Work (co-authored with Wendy Ulrich) was #1 best seller for Wall Street Journal and USA Today

2009:

  • Listed in Thinkers 50 as a management thought leader
  • Ranked #1 most influential person in HR by HR Magazine

2008:

  • Ranked #1 most influential person in HR by HR Magazine

2007:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society of Training and Development (ASTD)
  • Honorary Doctorate from University of Abertey, at Dundee Scotland

2006:

  • Ranked #1 most influential person in HR by HR Magazine in vote by influential HR thinkers
  • Dyer Distinguished Alumni Award from Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management

2005:

  • Ranked #2 management guru by Executive Excellence
  • Named by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative and creative thinkers of 2005

2002-2005:

  • President, Canada Montreal Mission, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

2001:

  • Ranked #1 management educator and guru by Business Week

2000:

  • Lifetime achievement award from World Federation of Personnel Management
  • Listed in Forbes as one of the “world’s top five” business coaches

1998:

  • Society for Human Resource Management award for Professional Excellence for lifetime contributions
  • Lifetime achievement (PRO) award from International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment, and Employment Management Association

1997:

  • Warner W. Stockberger Lifetime Achievement Award from International Personnel Management Association

Dave’s latest books:

HR:

  • HR outside in
  • Global HR competencies

Leadership:

  • Leadership sustainability
  • Leadership in Asia Pacific

Organization:

  • Why of Work
  • Talent Accelerator

He has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200.

 

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