Legendary HR guru Dave Ulrich emperically shows why companies need to shift their focus from talent acquisition to building organization capability.
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Victory Through Organization
For the past two decades, business leaders and HR professionals have been consumed with the war for talent, investing vast sums of money to bring in and manage people. The groundbreaking research in this book reveals that winning the war for talent requires more than managing people; it requires an organization that turns individual people into organizational capabilities. Data from over 32,000 people in 1,200 businesses reveal that an organization has four times (yes 4x) the impact on business performance compared to individual talent.

The methods laid out in this book are based on the culmination of 30 years of research. Victory Through Organization is ideal for business and HR executives charged with building a more effective HR department and HR practices and is an essential guide for any HR professional committed to creating value. Winning the war for talent through organization will be the next step in the HR evolution.
"Victory Through Organization helped me better understand how the noble pursuit of Talent has come at the expense of an equally thoughtful focus on the organizational capability necessary to create competitive advantage. Dave Ulrich and his colleagues take great pride in being provocative – this book will certainly make you think hard about what really maximizes value in your firm.”

Kevin Cox, CHRO American Express
"Victory Through Organization delivers on the promise of its title! This book demonstrates the power of TEAM... and provides you and your HR leadership the playbook you need to become a championship team.”

Dave Brandon, Chairman and CEO, Toys “R” Us, Inc.
"Anyone who is interested in creating victory through organization will find this book an essential repository of insights. Based on decades of empirical research and rich consulting experience, the authors bring to life the keys to moving beyond the war for talent by creating high performing organizations.”

Leena Nair, CHRO Unilever
“Victory Through Organization proves the case that the next evolution of HR will play a pivotal role in shaping winning organizations. It will not be a collection of individuals that will come out on top in our complex and rapidly changing world, but rather more capable, insightful, and aligned organizations.”

Mike Volkema, Chairman and former CEO, Herman Miller, Inc.
"The book leverages learnings from an epochal study to create a handbook for building competitive organizations in a world where change is the only constant. A must read book for every business leader who strives to ensure that the whole is bigger than the sum of the parts.”

KV Kamath, President, New Development Bank and former Chairman of Infosys Limited and ICICI Bank
"This groundbreaking work will change conversations in executive suites around the world.”

Ram Charan
About the Authors
Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor of Business at the Ross School, University of Michigan, and a partner at The RBL Group. David Kryscynski is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management. Mike Ulrich is Assistant Professor of Business Management at the Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University. Wayne Brockbank is a Clinical Professor of Business at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
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Dave Ulrich has been called the "Father of Modern HR" and has been ranked as the #1 Most Influential International Thought Leader in HR.
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