Dave Ulrich: Culture and Leadership Principles for Young Entrepreneurs From the Father of Modern HR | E195
The role of HR in an organization has been widely misunderstood by both employers and employees. While many people think that HR strictly enforces internal rules and has no impact on an organization’s bottom line, that couldn’t be further from the truth. HR exists to create value in the marketplace through your employees and your organization.
Dave Ulrich came onto YAP to discuss the intricacies of HR and how business leaders can upgrade their HR practices, even if they don’t have a dedicated HR department. Dave is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources and the Co-Director of Michigan’s Human Resource Executive Program. He’s also the co-founder of the RBL Group, which develops custom leadership, HR, and organization solutions.
In this episode, Dave and Hala dive into the purpose of HR and how strong HR practices increase profitability. Dave explains the value of psychological safety in the workplace and how it can prevent retention issues like quiet quitting. They also talk about why CEOs need to have a strong understanding of HR and how they can cultivate engagement from their employees who are working remotely.
- Purpose of HR
- How does HR impact the bottom line?
- What does HR consist of?
- Investing in an HR leader
- Keeping your employees working hard
- Combatting quiet quitting
- Psychological safety in the workplace
- Leadership as energy management
- Giving feedback
- Engagement in remote work
- Optimizing organization
- Understanding HR as a CEO
- The Leadership Code
- And other topics…
Dave Ulrich is a professor at the school of business at the University of Michigan. He has performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200 and has spoken to large audiences in 90 countries. Business Week named him the #1 Management Guru and Fast Company referred to him as one of the world’s top 10 creative people in business. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources, and is on the Board of Trustees of Southern Virginia University.
He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books. He has also co-directed research on over 40,000 respondents about the competencies required for successful HR professionals. Dave is fondly known as the “Father of Modern HR.”
YAP episode #186 with Fred Reichheld: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/young-and-profiting-with-hala-taha/id1368888880?i=1000578394312
Dave’s Website: https://daveulrich.com/
Dave’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveulrichpro/
Dave’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/dave_ulrich?lang=en
Dave’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeppie.tettelaar
Jay Galbraith’s Star Model: https://www.jaygalbraith.com/images/pdfs/StarModel.pdf
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