Human Capability & the Transformative Power of HR

Okay, bear with me for a second because this resume warrants a standalone list, otherwise I may forget something…  

  • Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan 
  • Co-Founder & Principal at the RBL Group 
  • Ranked as the #1 management guru by Business Weekly  
  • Profiled by Fast Company (a leading progressive business media brand) as one of the world’s top 10 creatives in business 
  • Recognized as a top 5 coach by Forbes (yes, THE Forbes) 
  • Selected on Thinkers50 as a world-leading business thinker 

It’s no wonder… I’m just kidding here’s a few more: 

  • Bestselling author, having written 30 books and over 200 articles  
  • Editor of Human Resource Management (1990-1999) 
  • Served on the Board of Directors at Herman Miller 
  • Public speaker, having spoken in over 90 countries  
  • Corporate coach, leading workshops for over half of the Fortune 200 
  • Distinguished Fellow at the National Academy of Human Resources 

I’ll stop there. If you read things out loud like me, we can take a pause to catch our breath…… Okay, Ready? 

As a writer, you learn to remove the word ‘revolutionary’ from your vocabulary, very few things in today’s world are truly revolutionary anymore. Now that I’ve recognized that – Dave Ulrich’s work has revolutionized the HR profession. He has been aptly identified as the “Father of Modern HR” and “HR thought leader of the decade” for his focus on HR outcomes, governance, competencies, and practices. Dave’s career has been centralized around a passion for solutions that create lasting impacts, molding his writings, teachings, and consulting work around the constant search for new ideas that solve real organizational challenges.  

Tune in to watch a very starstruck Chris Elliot, our host and CRO here at BizLibrary, explore Dr. Ulrich’s takes on topics like: 

  • Personalization and the future of workplace learning 
  • HR’s role in personnel-based priorities  
  • Shifting the HR mindset towards value creation  
  • And the transformative power of creating an environment of empathy and hope towards the future 

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Dave Ulrich
Rensis Likert Professor
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
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 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 other journals 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; coached successful business leaders, and is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions, and creating real value to those he works with as he defines human capability as the next agenda for people and organization. He posts weekly and comments daily on LinkedIn.