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Human resources stalwarts Dave Ulrich, Jon Younger, Wayne Brockbank and Mike Ulrich articulate an authentically new level of leadership for HR, one that will vault HR professionals to the forefront of decision making in their organizations. The authors encourage HR leaders to expand their scope to include crucial external stakeholders. “Working from the outside in” means determining – not simply implementing – strategy; shaping the corporate culture, not just upholding it; and using information technology to seize opportunities. getAbstract is confident that this book will deliver a clear advantage to any HR professional or leader. The HR world stands on the brink of transformation and, this time, companies are asking HR to lead the way.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why HR must take the next step in its evolution,
  • What that step – becoming “outside-in” leaders – entails, and
  • How to build the six competencies that will shape the future of HR.

About the Authors

Prolific authors Dave Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank are professors at the University of Michigan and consultants at RBL Group, where Jon Younger is a lead strategist and director. Mike Ulrich is a graduate student in business.



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