13 September 2022

The Power of Connection

Dani Johnson
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst
Stacia Garr
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst


In this episode we getnot just a podcast but a masterclasswith leadership thinker Dave Ulrich, Professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and founder of the RBL Group 

  • In an incredibly rich discussion, we see how trust and its importance to building connection, and how to build trust with employees are foundational to any chance of Reconnection 
  • Dave also shared useful examples of innovative actions taken by leaders to make the lives of their employees better and to build connection
  • A recurring theme: the deep, wider value of connection. 


Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and the Founder of the RBL Group

Listen to "The Power of Connection" : Thinker, Professor Dave Ulrich" on Spreaker.


  • How society is facing unprecedented division and loss of trust, and this will become more pronounced, not less
  • His model to help managers build trust with employees, as a foundation to connection
  • Examples of innovative actions taken by organization leaders to build connections
  • Why technology is a tool that can enable connection–but it's just a tool
  • Why Trust is vitally important to building connections in organizations
  • Why leaders need to check in with everyone and make—and keep making—personal connections and reconnections


Season Sponsor

A special thanks to our sponsor, Torch, for their support of this season! Visit trch.info/redthread for more information.


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