RBL Insights
03.06.18   by Justin Allen
Talent Accelerator (part 3)
Recently, I shared the results from a study on Talent in Asia, performed by RBL and the Singapore Ministry of Manpower. We evaluated how talent impacts 570 of the best performing businesses in China, India, and Singapore, in both the public and private sectors. This is the final part of a series, Summary of the 10 Secrets to Success from the Best Performing Organizations in Asia. Because many countries in Asia are shifting from exporting low-cost manufactured goods to exporting high-value financial and technical services, it has become difficult for many organizations to drive, cultivate, and foster talent, during this period of tremendous economic growth and dramatic transition.
02.12.18   by Michael Phillips
Light the Fire Within, Not the Fire Below: Motivating and Engaging Employees
With the advent of the Pyeongchang Olympics, I am reminded of the tagline from the 2002 Winter Olympics we hosted in Utah: “Light the Fire Within.” I frequently refer to this phrase when working with an organization to improve employee motivation and engagement. However, to make this tagline more applicable to the workplace, I have added a few additional words: “Light the Fire Within, Not the Fire Below.”  When thinking about different perspectives on motivation, the hard-driving boss comes to mind immediately. I picture him/her insisting on lighting a fire under folks to get them going—usually in the form of threats and bullying. Not Surprisingly, experience tells us that this method of “motivation” rarely yields truly positive and sustainable results.
01.24.18   by Michael Phillips
Do You Really Want More Collaboration?
Innovation and collaboration—those two words come up nearly every time I ask business leaders what they want to see more of in their organization. It doesn’t take too long to find out that these leaders don’t always know exactly what those words mean. It seems like the desire for “collaboration” is often nothing more than hope for better communication and increased speed.
01.19.18   by Abdulmajeed Albalushi
HR in the Era of Blockchain
If you’re in HR, you’ve probably heard the word “blockchain” floating around recently. As blockchain technology becomes more mainstream, we’re seeing a lot of speculation about the potential of blockchain to revolutionize the fundemantels of HR. Blockchain’s biggest potential comes when HR professionals use it to support organizational capabilities. Here, we’ll provide an overview of how blockchain works and then use the HR Competency Model to discuss specific ways that HR can integrate it in their existing practices.
01.16.18   by Dave Ulrich
4 Leadership Tips on Managing Risk without Being Recklessness
In a world of change, navigating paradox has become one of the differentiating skills of leaders who deliver business results. Here are some tips on managing risk without being reckless.
01.09.18   by Justin Allen
Talent Accelerator (part 2)
The first part of this series reviewed the study in detail and briefly described these ten talent secrets to success. In this article, we carefully examine the first five talent secrets, which focus on two Talent Domains: Leadership and Promotion.
01.02.18   by Justin Allen
Talent Accelerator (part 1)
Talent matters. In every activity ranging from sports, music, politics, and business, it is commonly accepted that ensuring a team is comprised of the right people is paramount to a team’s success. This article is the first in a series of three wherein we share ten secrets to success revealed by the world’s largest research study on talent in Asia, sponsored by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower.
12.20.17   by Nate Thompson
Effective Leaders Focus on Outcomes Rather than Excuses
One of the most common communication challenges leaders face is addressing a colleague, employee, or manager who has failed to meet expectations. An effective leader can transform this challenge into an opportunity by shifting the focus of the conversation away from the failure itself and toward outcomes and a path forward.
12.13.17   by Dave Ulrich and Joe Grochowski
Auditing the Effectivessness of your HR Department
For the last 30 years, the RBL Group has been on the forefront of HR transformation. We believe that HR is not about HR, but HR begins and ends with business. We find that many who focus on HR transformation are focused almost exclusively on how to organize the HR department. We believe in designing the right HR department, but focusing ONLY on the HR department is a narrow focus of the overall effectiveness of HR. 
11.29.17
The RBL Group’s Dave Ulrich Inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame
We are pleased to announce that Dave Ulrich, Co-Founder & Partner of The Results Based Leadership (RBL) Group and Rensis Likert Professor of Business at the University of Michigan, has been inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame. Thinkers50, a globally respected organization that ranks and shares leading management thinkers, recognizes Dave and his fellow inductees as individuals who have made a lasting and vital impact on how organizations are led and managed.
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