About Us

We Work with Leading

Organisations across industries


The NeuroLeadership Institute is a leading global research organisation and the pioneer of bringing neuroscience to leadership in the business context. Since its inception, 24 years ago, the Institute has united the world’s foremost neuroscientists, leadership researchers, and organisational practitioners with the purpose of transforming how we think, develop, and perform.

Neuroscience research explains dilemmas that have, until recently, perplexed leaders of organisations, consultants and researchers. Dilemmas such as – why leadership development programmes often disappoint, why change initiatives continue to fail, why performance management does not lead to better performance and why experienced leaders, with honest intentions, continue to make biased decisions.

Current complexity defies conventional logic.  Our clients work with us because we understand why conventional wisdom does not address some of the critical concerns leaders think about most: performance, culture and adaptability.

Our clients imagine different futures, create workplaces where people are inspired to perform and experience change as a business adventure.


“Encourages multilateral thinking”

“My manager recognises and acknowledges all the staff’s sales results at every morning meeting.”

“My manager is more willing to communicate and cares about staff in the department.”

“Under my manager’s leadership, I am able to work more independently, more efficiently and feel more empowered.”

“My manager has more proactively approached me about work progress and provided guidance where necessary”

“I am motivated and more enthusiastic about my tasks.”

“More guidance, instead of instruction or solutions have been provided to lead me through the problem-solving process”

“My manager guides me in my thinking more than provides the solution directly”

Meet Our Scientists

Jay Van Bavel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Social Neuroscience
New York University

Dr. Josh Davis

Director Of Research
NeuroLeadership Institute

Dr. Matt Lieberman

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Jessica Payne

Neuroleadership Institute

Dr. Kamila E. Sip

Senior Researcher
NeuroLeadership Institute

Dr. Kamila E. Sip

Senior Researcher
NeuroLeadership Institute

Heidi Grant, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
NeuroLeadership Institute

Dr. Kevin Ochsner

Professor And Director Of Graduate Studies,Department Of Psychology, Columbia University

Valerie Purdie Greenaway, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Columbia University

Tessa V. West, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
New York University

Get in Touch

Telephone: +27 (0)11 063 4880 / +27 (0)11 268 0579

E-mail: info@neuroleadershipinstitute.org