Tuesday, September 10

9:00 am - 10:00 am

The term “growth mindset” is one leaders throw around a lot. But how many of them actually know what it means? And how many apply it effectively in their organizations?

Growth mindset is defined as the belief that human abilities are not fixed but are capable of developing over time. Research in social psychology has shown that this mindset can make it more likely for people to improve after setbacks and view challenges as opportunities to learn and grow.

In this session, Dr. David Rock (Director, NeuroLeadership Institute) will share how growth mindset can bring about behavior change, and the value that creates for large scale organizations. David will unpack the evolution of growth mindset, its broader impact on organizations, and how leading companies leverage it on a daily basis.

In this keynote, participants will learn:

  • What growth mindset is and why it has become such an important human capital issue in today’s workplace
  • Specific types of talent process applications impacted by growth mindset
  • How growth mindset is transforming the way large companies grow and develop their leaders, and the impact that’s having on their bottom line

David Rock, Ph.D.

CEO and Founder
NeuroLeadership Institute

About David Rock, Ph.D.

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.