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David Ulrich, Ph.D. is as a Professor of Business at the 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 speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent, and leadership through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award winning data bases that assess alignment between strategies, human resource practices and HR competencies.
Professor Ulrich has published over 100 articles and book chapters and 12 books including: Human Resource Value Proposition, June 2005 with Wayne Brockbank, (Harvard), The Future of Human Resource Management, June 2005 with Michael Losey and Sue Meisinger, (Wiley), Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing with Ed Lawler, Jac Fitz-enz, and James Madden, (Wiley); 100 Things You Need to Know: To manage people effectively and to design better people practices, Robert Eichinger and Michael Lombardo, (Lominger); Competences for the New HR with Wayne Brockbank, (Society for Human Resource Management); Why the Bottom Line Isn't: How to Build Value Through People and Organization with Norm Smallwood, (Wiley), GE Workout with Steve Kerr and Ron Ashkenas, (McGraw Hill), HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy, and Performance with Brian Becker and Mark Huselid, (Harvard Business Press); Results Based Leadership: How Leaders Build the Business and Improve the Bottom Line with Norm Smallwood and Jack Zenger, (Harvard Business Press); and Learning Capability: Generating, and Generalizing Ideas with Impact with Arthur Yeung, Mary Ann Von Glinow, and Steve Nason, (Oxford).
Professor Ulrich was the Editor of Human Resource Management Journal (1990-1999); served on the editorial board of four other Journals; is on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller; is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources; and co-founder of the Michigan Human Resource Partnership.
Professor Ulrich's honors include: in 2006 he was Ranked #1 most influential person in HR by HR Magazine in the vote by influential HR thinkers, the Dyer Distinguished Alumni Award from Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management, the President, Canada Montreal Mission, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2005 he was ranked #2 management guru by Executive Excellence and named by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative and creative thinkers. Business Week ranked him as the #1 management educator and guru in 2001. In 2000 he received the George Petitpas Memorial Award from World Federation of Personnel Management for lifetime contributions to human resource profession and he was listed in Forbes as one of the "world's top five" business coaches. He has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200.
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