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.
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' (HarperBusiness, 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, PsychologyToday 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. Originally Australian, he now lives in New York City with his wife and two young daughters.