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Dec 30, 2021

Modern HR is not about HR, according to the “father of modern HR,” Dave Ulrich.

Dave has eloquently described the major stumbling block in HR’s pursuit of change and leadership: HR is not about HR!  For far too long HR has been clamoring that it wants a seat at the table. Dave's response: "If HR isn't at the table [in 2021,] you don't belong in HR!"

So then ...what is HR about? Where does it belong? Why should a CEO rely on HR in the first place? Start by asking: What does HR contribute? 

  1. HR is about contributing value to the marketplace.
  2. It's about making sure you have the right talent in the right places in the right culture.
  3. It's about leadership.

These are just a few of the highlights you'll hear! Few words were minced and truths were told about why HR is not about HR and what role it must be playing. Grab a pen and paper (or your favorite digital device) because you'll definitely want to jot down a few notes. Then click here for this captivating interview with Thinkers 360 Top 5 HR Global Thought Leader Dave Ulrich.

Dave is ranked as the #1 management guru by Business Week, profiled by Fast Company as one of the world’s top 10 creative people in business, a top 5 coach in Forbes, and recognized on Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading business thinkers. Dave has written 30 books and over 200 articles. It’s no surprise that he’s been called the “HR thought leader of the decade.”