The Bregman Leadership Podcast
Episode 186

Dave Ulrich

Reinventing the Organization

How do you grow an organization to be greater than the sum of its parts? David Ulrich returns to the podcast to discuss his newest book, Reinventing the Organization. We also talk about our vulnerabilities and the second stage of life. Discover why not getting tenure was the best thing that ever happened to him, the benefit of pushing yourself past your capability, and the vulnerability of prioritizing contribution over profitability.


Book: Reinventing the Organization
Bio: Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Collegiate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a partner at RBL Group (, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He has published over thirty books and two hundred articles and book chapters. He has worked with over half of the Fortune 200; has numerous lifetime achievement awards for organization, leadership, and HR work; and is listed in the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame.