Powerful People who Define Leadership in HR

We have collated a list of the top people in human resources. 

Dave Ulrich: He wears many hats. Offering consulting services about HR roles and responsibilities is one amongst them. The others are a university professor, speaker, author, and management coach. He has authored well over 30 books. Some of his well-known books are the Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By, The HR Value Proposition, and Leadership Sustainability. He is a professor at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He is also a National Academy of Human Resources Fellow and ranks every year as one of the most creative and innovative leaders of his time by different leading magazines and publications.   
    Marc Allen: Understanding HR roles and responsibilities comes easy to Marc Allen. Apart from leadership in HR, other professional roles he is adept in are a professor, author, consultant, and researcher. He is an award-winning professor and an erudite consultant. As a consultant, he has helped organizations like Boeing, AT&T, and LAPD and as an author, he has published many popular books and articles. One of such popular published material is his book- Aha Moments in Talent Management. Currently, he is serving as Department of Organizations and Management faculty member at Graziadio School of Business and Management of Pepperdine University.    

Josh Bersin: Jumping careers from product management to sales to writing to marketing didn’t stop Josh from taking on the reins of HR roles and responsibilities. As part of Bersin by Deloitte, he offers research to clients on training programs, talent management, and leadership development. His famous books are The Blended Learning Book: Best Practices, Proven Methodologies, and Lessons Learned; The Training Measurement Book: Best Practices, Proven Methodologies, and Practical Approaches; and The Pre-hire Assessment Handbook: How Science and Big Data can Transform Corporate Recruitment. 
Marcus Buckingham: Going from being an author to an entrepreneur to a researcher to a coach to a talent management practitioner wasn’t difficult for Marcus who specializes in performance management, leadership in HR, and talent activation. He has delivered keynote speeches at corporations and conglomerates around the world like Disney, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Facebook. His books are ranked number one seller in the listing of New York Times, some of which are, Break all the Rules, Now Discover your Strengths, Standout 2.0, and First. He writes expert columns on employee strengths and management styles in many renowned publications like Harvard Business Review.

Adam Grant: Rated as Wharton’s best professor and one of the most influential leaders and management thinkers, he is a businessman as well as a professor. Some of his best-known books are Give and Take and Originals. He writes for Harvard Business Review and New York Times. Clients as big as Pixar, Johnson & Johnson, and NBA consult him. He is known for the kind of research he does and puts a lot of emphases on the differentiation of positive reinforcement and constructive feedback, non-specificity of correct work culture, and reciprocal relationship between takers and givers. 

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