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Dave Ulrich, PhD

Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group

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 has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journal and on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller (16 years), has spoken to large audiences in 90 countries; performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200; and coached successful business leaders. He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions, and creating real value to those he works with in three fields.

With co-authors, he has influenced thinking about modern organizations by thinking about organizations as capabilities with a focus on ecosystems, talent, culture, collaboration, and change.  Leadership.  With colleagues, he has also articulated the basics of effective leadership as  connected leadership with customers and investors.  Human Resources.  He and his colleagues have shaped the HR profession and he has been called the “father of modern HR” by helping shape the HR agenda.  Most recently, he posts new articles and insights each Tuesday on Linkedin (over 150).

He has numerous honors, including Lifetime Achievement Award from Institute of Management Studies, Distinguished Fellow (one of 15) from National Academy of Human Resources, Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award by SHRM, the Dave Ulrich Impact Award by the Academy of Management to honor contribution in HR, named to the Thinkers50 “Hall of Fame”.

Dave and Wendy live in Alpine, Utah, have 3 children and 10 grandchildren.