Transforming LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS through neuroscience
The NeuroLeadership Institute is a leading global research organization and the pioneer of bringing neuroscience to leadership. NLI in South Africa provides brain-based, process-focused and outcome-driven methodologies that facilitate positive change.
“Despite the tens of billions of dollars we pour into training-related books, attendance at inspirational speeches, workshops, conferences, and training sessions, the workplace today is as dysfunctional as ever. Organizations are filled with disengaged, dissatisfied employees who don’t trust their leaders, and those leaders, in turn, face shortened job tenures, career derailments, and dismissals.”
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behaviour,
Stanford Graduate School of Business.
The Challenges Leaders Face
With operations worldwide, the Institute provides unique brain-based, process-focused, and outcome-driven methodologies and frameworks that help individuals and organizations facilitate positive change and lead more effectively. Organized through three key focus areas, NLI creates value for clients through focus in three areas.
Insight into behaviour from a neuroscience perspective through propriety research case studies and best practice industry research.
Research interpretation to enable subject matter experts and leaders.
Customised approach to applied neuroscience.
What Research Tells Us
Awareness alone does not deliver sustained behavioural change. Awareness, supported by practices that build habits, does
Slow is now fast. Humans do not multi-task; new behaviours are adopted one at a time, people learn in chunks and they learn more and better when there is time and space to reflect
Humans learn socially. We observe others, we share thinking with others and transfer skills to others. The more people involved in the learning process, the higher the adoption rate. Organisation-wide change requires scaled delivery
Learning happens in the moment when new information fits into existing knowledge and enables a person to make sense of the situation – the information that was presented facilitated insight
Change that sticks happens in organisations when
Leaders create systems that inspire, encourage and include
People feel safe to belong, learn, share, experiment and contribute in a social context as well as individually
Neuro-learning is a waltz; 1-2-3 concepts at a time; small chunks linked to specific practices; supported with reinforcement with time to pause and reflect