Rebels With A Heart:
The New Rules of Leadership

The Great Leadership Evolution: What's Next?

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

11:00 AM PT | 1:00 PM CT | 2:00 PM ET


  • Dave Ulrich, Partner, The RBL Group
  • Joy Rothschild, Chief Human Resources Officer, Omni Hotels and Resorts
  • Whitney Johnson, CEO, Disruption Advisors

Moderated by: Derek Lundsten, President & CEO, LifeGuides


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Let’s celebrate together the February :heart: fest!

The shift towards a more human and loving workplace is transforming the way winning organizations are re-defining leadership.

Over the hour, topics include:

  • Let’s start at the top with tips to humanize your workplace experience.
  • Let’s stem The Great Resignation and ensure your people love their organization so much that they will stay.
  • Let’s learn how to focus on ‘soft’ skills as part of your managers’ tool kit.

Meet This Month’s Rebels:

Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. 

He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journal and on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller (16 years), has spoken to large audiences in 90 countries; performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200; coached successful business leaders, and is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources.

He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions, and creating real value to those he works with in three fields: Organization, Leadership, and Human Resources.


Joy Rothschild is a dynamic and accomplished human resources executive with 28 years of experience as a strategic business partner, change agent and champion of initiatives that directly impact profitability, customer retention and satisfaction. In 2019, she celebrated 40 years with Omni Hotels & Resorts, and currently serves as chief human resources officer for the brand.

Rothschild is the creator and keeper of Omni’s culture. During her tenure, she developed six key cultural pillars that the company’s associates use and reference daily. Omni is a seven-time winner of Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 Places to Work, and in 2019, Glassdoor recognized Omni as one of the Best Places to Work, further proving Rothschild dedication to company culture.

In addition to career development and associate empowerment programs, Rothschild works closely on Omni’s charitable arm, Omni Circle, which provides financial assistance to associates whose lives have been affected by disasters, accidents and other emergencies.

Whitney Johnson is the CEO of Disruption Advisors, a tech-enabled talent development company, and a 2020 Inc 5000 fastest growing company. She is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company (HBP); Publisher’s Weekly described as “cogent…insightful…practical…inspiring.” Whitney is one of the top #10 management thinkers in the world, according to Thinkers50, a 2020 Top Voice on LinkedIn with 1.8 million followers and hosts the popular Disrupt Yourself podcast. 

A former award-winning Wall Street equity analyst, she co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with the late Clayton Christensen and has coached alongside Marshall Goldsmith. Whitney understands how companies work, how investors think, and how the best coaches coach, all of which she brings to her work. She is married, has two children, lives in Lexington, VA, and spends 5 minutes a day learning Korean given her obsession with K Dramas.