An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Leadership for the Future: How to be a Better Leader and Build Effective Leadership

Presenters: Dave Ulrich

Date: 28 February 2011


Searching for “leader” and “leadership” on Google results in approximately 380,000,000 hits. Despite the incredible volume of available thought on leadership, developing your personal leadership – and understanding why or how your personal leadership matters in an organizational context – hasn’t been made much easier. Join this webinar as Dave Ulrich helps us to separate the wheat from the chaff and identify trends which promote leadership that is not just ethical and effective, but also sustainable.

Over the course of this webinar, Dave will share his unique perspective, informed by an extensive and lauded career and his work captured in his recently published books, such as The Leadership Code and Leadership Brand. He will highlight how the leadership code may be used to improve one’s personal leadership and discuss how leadership differentiators may ensure better leadership in an organization.

Outcome of Attending

  • examine five core competencies which all leadership must demonstrate
  • assess their personal strength in those five core competencies
  • review six steps in building better leadership in a company
  • consider how leadership insights gained during the session may be applied individually and organizationally

Speaker Information

Dave Ulrich
Dave Ulrich is a Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group (, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. Having consulted and performed research with over half of the Fortune 200, Dave studies how organizations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award winning databases that assess alignment between strategies, organization capabilities, HR practices, HR competencies, and customer and investor results.

He has published over 175 articles and book chapters and 23 books, including his recent Asian Leadership (2010, Robert Sutton), The Why of Work (2010, Wendy Ulrich), Leadership in Asia (2009), HR Transformation (2009, Justin Allen, Wayne Brockbank, Jon Younger, Mark Nyman), Leadership Code (2008, Norm Smallwood, Katie Sweetman), and Leadership Brand (2007, Norm Smallwood). He has also edited Human Resource Management (1990-1999), served on the editorial boards of four journals; served on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller; served on the Board of Trustees at Southern Virginia University; and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. Recent honors include: Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking, Life Fellowship in Australia Human Resources Institute, Ranked #1 most influence international thought leader in HR by HR magazine, Kirk Englehardt Exemplary Business Ethics Award from Utah Valley University, among many others.