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Prof Dave Ulrich

Professor of Business, Author and Co-founder, The RBL Group.


Dave has been ranked the number one Management Educator & Guru by BusinessWeek. He was selected by Fast Company as one of the world's 10 most innovative and creative leaders, is one of 21 people in the Thinker's Fifty Hall of Fame and named the most influential HR thinker of the decade by HR magazine. With his colleagues, he has written over 30 books that have shaped the HR profession, defined organizations as capabilities, and shown the impact of leadership on customers and investors.


Dave is a professor of business at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, author, speaker, management coach, management consultant, and co-founder of The RBL Group. 


He is globally renowned for helping organizations add value to customers and investors through talent, leadership, organization, and human resource practices. He has successfully articulated how the modern HR function can be organized into shared services, centers of expertise, and business partners. He has co-directed research on over 125,000 respondents about the competencies required for successful HR professionals.