About NeuroLeadership

Neuroleadership is an emerging field of study connecting neuroscientific knowledge with the fields of leadership development, management training, change management, consulting and coaching.

The NeuroLeadership Institute helps individuals and organizations fulfill their potential through better understanding how the human brain functions, at the level of individuals, teams and whole systems.

NeuroLeadership News


Lack of Care About Sleep Derails Us All
Research is beginning to have us question where we put our attention as a society, questioning what we should care about. If we want to avoid any kind of derailing, perhaps it's time we all paid more attention to sleep.
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Why Organizations Fail
We have hired and promoted generations of managers with robust analytical skills and poor social skills, and we don't seem to think that matters.
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Performance management, forced ranking should be ditched
In an interview with The Australian Financial Review's Workspace editor Rachel Nickless, Dr. David Rock discusses ways better manage threat responses in performance management.
Read the article here

A Boss’s Challenge: Have Everyone Join the ‘In’ Group
In an interview with New York Times columnist Adam Bryant, NeuroLeadership Institute CEO Dr David Rock says it is crucial for managers to make their employees feel that they’re on the same team.
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Photo: Librado Romero/The New York Times


How to heal our smartphone-addled, overworked brains
The biggest casualty of everyone being so connected is productivity. No one is getting much done at the office. A few ways you can maintain a healthy brain at work.
Read the full article.

Breakthrough Ideas

Leading after the
attack ads

by Shelley DuBois

Hack your brain to
achieve your goals

 by Elliot Berkman and David Rock

Three ways to think
deeply at work

by David Rock

Bridge the fiscal cliff
through brain science

by David Rock

Why radical transparency
Is good business

by Ryan Smith and Golnaz Tabibnia

Your brain on
organizational change

by Walter McFarland



About the Institute

The purpose of the NeuroLeadership Institute is to encourage, generate and share neuroscience research that transforms how people think, develop and perform. The Institute has structured the field into four domains.

  • Make decisions & solve problems
  • Regulate emotions
  • Collaborate with others
  • Facilitate change

The Institute has developed a range of research and educational resources based on these four domains, including:

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Calendar of Events

Education Programs

NeuroLeadership 101 (Vitrutal)
Starts: 28 May 2014

Certificate in the Foundations of NeuroLeadership
Starts: 23 Jun 2014


2014 NeuroLeadership Summit: Organization as Ecosystem San Francisco, October 7-9
Starts: 07 Oct 2014

Hear what Sara Mathew (CEO, Dun & Bradstreet), Matthew Lieberman (Neuroscientist, UCLA) and Mitch Wasden (CEO, Ochsner Medical) had to say about the neuroscience of leadership at the 2011 NeuroLeadership Summit.