Friday, January 31, 2014

Keep An Eye On The Time
There are two findings about attention that are most helpful for creating small chunks of learning. First, attention has limits of only about 20 minutes before needing a refresher. Second, multitasking is the enemy of learning. Read more...

Friday, December 13, 2013

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. Read more...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013



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. Read more...

Friday, August 02, 2013




One Simple Idea That Can Transform Performance Management
Eighty-six percent of companies are unhappy with performance management. While existing solutions clearly have not been sufficient, the need to manage performance remains, and thus companies have worked with what they had. However, neuroscientific and psychological research now suggest why so many performance management projects are doomed to failure and what can make performance management more readily accomplish what it is intended for. Read more...

Monday, June 17, 2013

Harvard Business Review

Give Your Performance Management System A Review
Nearly every mid to large size company in the world now has some kind of performance management system, a process that in theory should help people set to achieve goals and ultimately drive performance. Yet only 14% of organizations are actually happy with their performance management system as it stands....Read more...

Friday, April 19, 2013

Making Education Brain Science
LAST month, two kindergarten classes at the Blue School were hard at work doing what many kindergartners do: drawing. One group pursued a variation on the self-portrait. “That’s me thinking about my brain,” one 5-year-old-girl said of her picture. Read more...

NIH Record

Author David Rock Applies Brain Research to Change Management

Your team gets downsized, you’re relocating members to smaller offices, you’re shuffling their pet projects and your way of doing business has got to change.
How do you make it work when change is perceived as a threat? What makes an organizational-change event succeed?  Read more...

The Washington Post

The Corporate Kabuki of Performance Reviews
Among the hundreds of reasons to hate performance reviews, here’s another: They dull certain parts of our brains. Temporarily, at least. Read more...

Monday, March 25, 2013

The New York Times


A Boss's Challenge: Have Everyone Join the 'In' Group
This interview with David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, was conducted and edited by Adam Bryant. Read more...