About The Speaker


    • Dave is a partner and co-founder of The RBL Group.
    • He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books.
    • He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journal and on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller
    • Dave is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources.
    • Dave is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
    • He is known for turning complex ideas into simple solutions in three fields:
    1. Organization: With co-authors, he has influenced thinking about modern organizations (Reinventing the Organization) by empirically showing how organization delivers 4 times business results over talent (Victory Through Organization), defined organizations as bundles of capabilities (Organization Capability) and worked to delineate capabilities of talent management (Why of Work; Talent Accelerator), culture change (GE Workout), learning (Learning Organization Capability), and collaboration (Boundaryless Organization).
    2. Leadership: He has articulated the basics of effective leadership (Leadership Code and Results Based Leadership), connected leadership with customers (Leadership Brand), shown how leadership delivers market value (Why the Bottom Line Isn’t), shapes investor expectations with an ability to measure leadership (Leadership Capital Index), and synthesized ways to ensure that leadership aspirations turn into actions (Leadership Sustainability).
    3. Human Resources. He and his colleagues have shaped the HR profession, and he has been called the “father of modern HR” and “HR thought leader of the decade” by focusing on HR outcomes, governance, competencies, and practices (HR Champions; HR Value Added; HR Transformation; HR Competencies; HR Outside In).