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Neuroleadership refers to the application of findings from neuroscience to the field of leadership.[1] The term neuroleadership was first coined by David Rock in 2006 [2] in the US publication Strategy+Business.[3] In 2009 Mark Waldman developed a NeuroLeadership class that is part of the Executive MBA program at Loyola Marymount University. Neuroleadership claims to bring neuroscientific knowledge into the areas of leadership development, management training, change management, education, consulting and coaching.[citation needed]


Neuroleadership is not without its critics.[4] They question whether having scientific brain data to back up what was commonly believed adds any value.


  1. ^ Lafferty, Christina L.; Alford, Kenneth L. (June 22, 2010). "NeuroLeadership: sustaining research relevance into the 21st century". SAM Advanced Management Journal. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "David Rock". David Rock. 2011-11-06. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  3. ^ [1] Archived November 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ See for example comments by Howard Gardner and Warren Bennis in Australian Financial Review 9 November 2007

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