David Rock, Ph.D.

CEO and Founder, NeuroLeadership Institute

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.

Conference

The Neuroscience of Maximizing Learning: Understanding Limits of Human Digestion

Leaders at all levels are being required to learn more than ever, in less time, and with increasing demands on their attention. In this environment, we need real breakthroughs in our capacity to learn and embed new behaviors at scale. 

Insights from neuroscience about the nature of memory and what makes learning stick are unlocking fresh ways to transform learning and change initiatives.  
Join David Rock, Ph.D., Director of the NeuroLeadership Institute for a deep dive into this research, including a comprehensive look at The AGES Model™, which details the four conditions necessary for optimal learning. Participants will come away with a science-based perspective on learning and energizing insights for how to create experiences that inspire lasting behavior change.

You will learn:

The real science behind learning and behavior change
How to maximize learning while respecting human needs
How to promote a growth mindset and encourage a ...

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Content Featuring David Rock, Ph.D.

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Drive Performance Forward with a Growth Mindset

May 22, 2017 | David Rock

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 ...

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The Neuroscience of Leadership and Change

April 29, 2013 | David Rock

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 ...

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The Neuroscience of Leadership

November 30, 2012 | David Rock

Presented by:
Dr. David Rock, CEO of NeuroLeadership Group
 
Can neuroscience help us to create better leaders?  NeuroLeadership is a new field of
research exploring the biological underpinnings of leadership tasks such as making ...

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