Dave Ulrich is as a Professor of Business at the University of Michigan and a principle partner at the RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. Professionally, he studies how organizations build capabilities of speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent, and leadership through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate multiple award winning data bases that assess alignment between strategies, human resource practices and HR competencies.
He has published over 100 articles and book chapters and 12 books: Human Resource Value Proposition (June 2005 with Wayne Brockbank) (Harvard), The Future of Human Resource Management (June 2005 with Michael Losey, Sue Meisinger) (Wiley), Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing (Ed Lawler, Jac Fitz-enz, 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), Learning Capability: Generating * Generalizing Ideas with Impact (with Arthur Yeung, Mary Ann Von Glinow, Steve Nason) (Oxford); Tomorrow’s (HR) Management (with Gerry Lake and Mike Losey) (Wiley); Human Resource Champions: The Next Agenda for Adding Value and Delivering Results (Harvard Business Press); The Boundaryless Organization: Breaking the Chains of Organization Structure (with Ron Ashkenas, Steve Kerr, Todd Jick) (Jossey Bass); The Boundaryless Organization Field Guide (with Ron Ashkenas, Todd Jick and Katy Paul-Chowdhury.) (Jossey Bass); Organizational Capability: Competing from the Inside/Out (with Dale Lake) (Wiley).
He was the Editor Human Resource Management Journal (1990-1999), served on the editorial board of 4 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. Honors include:
2002-2005: President, Canada Montreal Mission, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (he served in Montreal for 3 years)
2001: Ranked by Business Week as #1 management educator and guru
2000: George Petitpas Memorial Award from World Federation of Personnel Management for lifetime contributions to human resource profession. Listed in Forbes as one of the “world’s top five” business coaches
1998: Award for Professional Excellence for lifetime contributions for intellectual leadership of the profession from Society for Human Resource Management, International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment, and Employment Management Association, lifetime achievement (PRO) award.
1997: Warner W. Stockberger Achievement Award. Awarded by International Personnel Management
Association to “recognize an individual in private or public life who has made a contribution toward improvement of public personnel management at any level of government.”
1995: The Pro Meritus Award from the Employment Management Association for “outstanding
contribution to the human resources field,”
1994: Elected Fellow, National Academy of Human Resources
1993: Listed in Business Week in 1993 as one of the “top ten” global executive educators
1992: Awarded “paper of the year” award by Human Resource Planning Society
1991: Awarded “researcher of the year” award by Society for Human Resource Management.
He has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200.