Dr. David Rock coined the term ‘Neuroleadership’ and is the Director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, a global initiative bringing neuroscientists and leadership experts together to build a new science for leadership development. With operations in 24 countries, the Institute also helps large organizations operationalize brain research in order to develop better leaders and managers.
David co-edits the NeuroLeadership Journal and heads up an annual global summit. He has written many of the central academic and discussion papers that have defined the Neuroleadership field. He is the author of the business best seller ‘Your Brain at Work’ (Harper Business, 2009), as well as ‘Quiet Leadership’ (Harper Collins, 2006) and the textbook ‘Coaching with the Brain in Mind’ (Wiley & Sons, 2009). He blogs for the Harvard Business Review, Fortune Magazine, Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, and is quoted widely in the media about leadership, organizational effectiveness, and the brain.
Academically, David is on the faculty and advisory board of CIMBA, an international business school based in Europe, and a guest lecturer at many universities including Oxford University1s Said Business School. He is on the board of the BlueSchool, an initiative in New York City building a new approach to education. He received his professional doctorate in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University in 2010.
Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring David Rock, Ph.D.
In most organizations, process is based on tradition, hearsay, or so-called management wisdom — with little regard for the employee experience. In a ten-year career, an employee is bound to hear forty different things from HR and leadership about what they’re supposed to do on the job. Neuroscience allows us to create simplicity in place of this confusion, and design change with the constraints and strengths of the brain in mind.
In this highly interactive session, Dr. David Rock, founder and director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, will unpack our latest findings across leadership, performance, and diversity and inclusion. We will dive into how growth mindset is becoming the leading factor in leadership, and our proprietary industry research into how organizations can inculcate a growth mindset culture. We will also reveal the latest insights into how the science of learning is shaping change methodology--so that individual behavior can be wed to ...Read More
Content Featuring David Rock, Ph.D.
The benefits of diversity and inclusion include greater employee engagement, increased innovation and overall company performance. However, increasing the diversity and inclusion of any organization is easier said than done. Despite significant ...Read more
When we are truly engaged at work, we operate on another level of commitment, emotionally invested in our organization and fulfilled by what we accomplish. Research on engagement routinely focuses on its correlation with high performance and ...Read more
In this science-based keynote, you will learn how bias impacts hiring and that bias is unavoidable: accidental, unintended, subtle, and completely unconscious choices are made by everyone, all the time. Yet lack of diversity—inherited or ...Read more
In this keynote, David Rock shares research that the NeuroLeadership Institute has conducted over the past two years with 27 companies that have embarked on a performance management transformation. David will outline what companies have done for ...Read more
Diverse and inclusive teams are smarter, more creative, and make better decisions. While an increasing number of organizations are embracing the notion of diversity, the practice of inclusion is often overlooked. Being respected, valued, and ...Read more
We grow more when we believe in change, and our performance suffers when we don’t. A fixed mindset is the basic belief that your strengths and weaknesses are innate and immutable. A growth mindset combines effort and feedback as a means to ...Read more
Explore why traditional reviews are so ineffective and discover research-driven ways organizations can manage performance better.
In this 8 minute interview with Dr. David Rock, Director and CEO, NeuroLeadership Institute, we ask him:
Can you define what growth mindset is and how its presence drives individual performance?
How can you develop a growth mindset in ...
Presented by: David Rock, Author and Director, NeuroLeadership Institute
Can neuroscience help us to create better leaders? NeuroLeadership is a new field of research exploring the biological underpinnings of leadership tasks such as ...
Management insights drawn from breakthroughs in cognitive science