May 12, 2007

Dave Ulrich on Leadership

Organisations are focusing too narrowly on the personal attributes of leaders rather than paying attention to the critical connection between leadership abilities and business results, according to Dave Ulrich.

“Leadership as a process is more crucial than the leaders themselves.”

He urged delegates to build systems that sustain the next generation of leaders. “If you want leaders in your organisation to be innovators, you must have innovative HR people implementing innovative HR systems, otherwise you’re going to be in trouble,” he warned.

Well looking at the HR people and HR systems existing today, it's no wonder that the innovative leaders are usually the entrepreneurs.