Total Career Success – David and Wendy Ulrich, co-authors of The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations

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David Ulrich, business professor and management consultant, and Wendy Ulrich, psychologist, will be featured on Total Career Success, an Internet career advancement show on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, May 24. The Ulrichs share how leaders can create meaning for themselves and value for employees, customers, investors, and communities. Drawing from their unique backgrounds and disciplines, the Ulrichs demonstrate that meaning matters and that it is an essential leadership agenda for success.

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The Ulrichs talk a lot about abundance thinking. With an abundance mindset you would never accept the common objection that there is not time for meaning. Rather an abundance mindset promises that there is always time for what matters.

David Ulrich, business professor and management consultant, and Wendy Ulrich, psychologist, will be featured on Total Career Success, an Internet show on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, May 24. The show is designed to inform listeners and encourage them to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement. The Ulrichs share how leaders can create meaning for themselves and value for employees, customers, investors, and communities. Drawing from their unique backgrounds and disciplines, the Ulrichs demonstrate that meaning matters and that it is an essential leadership agenda for success. Rather than the traditional focus only on profit maximizing, they show how focusing on meaning results in:

•Abundant organizations that thrive
•Increased value for customers, investors and employees
•Increased engagement and retention
•Increased productivity
•Increased customer focus
•Improved skills and competencies
•Improved organizational capabilities for growth

Dave Ulrich shared, “Leaders are concerned about avoiding burnout of their overworked employees, finding meaning beyond survival and the fear of job loss, and building a sustainable organization. Leaders can be meaning makers not only in terms of the organization’s grand vision, but creating meaning for employees and customers.”

Wendy Ulrich added, “As a psychologist, I hear the personal impact of long work hours and work-related stress on individuals, families and communities. I believe work is a universal setting that can help meet the need for meaning and fulfillment beyond the family, hobbies, and social networks.”

Moving beyond the research and philosophy, The Why of Work offers ideas, tools, assessments, and cases studies that help people coordinate aspirations and actions to create meaning for themselves and value for employees, customers, investors, and communities.

Sheryl Dawson, show host shared, “The Ulrichs make a compelling case for how great leaders help employees find meaning by making it part of the organizational processes and culture. When you apply their specific recommendations you realize that they are what great leaders do naturally rather than some kind of Zen practice.”

Ken Dawson, Total Career Success show host added, “The Ulrichs talk a lot about abundance thinking. With an abundance mindset you would never accept the common objection that there is not time for meaning. Rather an abundance mindset promises that there is always time for what matters.”
Dawson added, “Whether your organization is already highly profitable, or it is still coming out of the recession, these concepts and strategies on creating meaning can enable your organization to achieve the next level of success.”

To listen to the broadcast, please visit voiceamerica.com and click on the Total Career Success icon. The show will air live at 9 – 10 a.m. Pacific time on May 24 and will then be available as an archive on the web site or to be downloaded to MP3 players and cell phones, or from iTunes http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=311541702 For 7 free videos on career transition for boomers and every generation, visit http://www.betterjobbetterlife.com

About David and Wendy Ulrich

David Olson Ulrich is a university professor, author, speaker, management coach, and management consultant. Ulrich is a professor of business at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and co-founder of The RBL Group. He has written 15 books covering topics in human resources and leadership. Ulrich emphasizes defining organizations through the capabilities they possess. His work has helped define and shape key capabilities such as change, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent, service, innovation, and efficiency. The outcomes of leadership and HR are the capabilities that an organization possesses that deliver value to customers, investors, and communities. Dave Ulrich has been ranked the #1 Management Educator and Guru by Business Week, selected by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative and creative leaders, and named the most influential person in HR by HR Magazine for three years.

A licensed psychologist in private practice for twenty years, Wendy Ulrich has provided training and consulting for such organizations as General Electric, the US Army, Johnson & Johnson, and the United Way. She is the founder of Sixteen Stones Center for Growth offering seminar-retreats for individuals and groups on creating an abundant life. She has taught psychology and organizational behavior at the University of Michigan among other universities. Wendy helps organizations build people skills and personal strengths to succeed: communication, relationships, change, creativity, resilience, and happiness. She speaks to thousands of people every year on these topics. Wendy holds a PhD in education and psychology from the University of Michigan and an MBA specializing in organizational behavior from UCLA. For more visit thewhyofwork.com

About Total Career Success

Total Career Success, which is broadcast on VoiceAmerica, the world leader in Internet Talk Radio, aims to engage listeners in new ways of thinking about their potential, their goals, and their future. The show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. They have served corporations in outplacement and career development as well as talent management optimization for 30 years in their consulting firm Dawson Consulting Group. The show presents guests who are experts in their fields to share the lessons they have learned in succeeding in their various areas of excellence and to discuss tips about a broad range of career issues, from specific career opportunities, to industries and workplace changes, to financial and career advancement considerations. To access their new free job search and career transition video series visit betterjobbetterlife.com For more information, visit totalcareersuccess.com

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