Dave Ulrich

Hailed as the father of modern HR and ranked as the top management guru and a leading business thinker, Professor Dave Ulrich has shaped thinking on the HR profession, effective leadership and organisations. In his writing, teaching, and consulting, Professor Ulrich continually seeks new ideas that tackle some of the world’s thorniest and longest standing challenges. As “HR thought leader of the decade” he has transformed the profession by focusing on HR outcomes, governance, competencies and practices.

Professor Ulrich has been ranked as a #1 management guru by Business Week, profiled by Fast Company as one of the world’s top 10 creative people in business, a top five coach in Forbes, and recognised on Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading business thinkers.

His bestselling books and speeches inspire the corporate and academic agenda. He has co-authored 30 books and over 200 articles including HR Champions; HR Value Added; HR Transformation; HR Competencies; HR Outside In. He has also spoken in 88 countries; performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200; and coached successful business leaders.

Professor Ulrich is Rensis Likert Professor of Business, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and is co-founder and partner at the RBL Group. He gives back to the profession and others, having served as editor of Human Resource Management for 10 years. He works as a Trustee and advisor to universities and other professional groups. He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions, and creating real value for those he works with.