Jaap van Muijen is professor of psychology, especially leadership development and personal development at Nyenrode Business Universiteit, owner of Sense of Leadership and partner of the Galan group.
Jaap van Muijen is a trusted face in the boardroom of top level companies, including, water supply companies, consumer electronics companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, agricultural organizations, law firms, logistics firms, health care institutions and government. He advised and supported top management of several international and national companies in the field of strategic leadership development and succession planning. He is also a personal advisor of individual board room members as well as some Dutch Members of Parliament.
In 1994 he received his Ph.D. from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has held several positions at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He visited the University of Maryland for six months and was a member of the teaching staff of an HRM program at Hangzhou University (later Zhejian University) within Netherlands-China Scientific Cooperation Program.
As a (co-) author he has published books and articles on these topics in various journals, including International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Journal of European Work and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Leadership Studies and International Human Resource Management.
For several national and international organizations he implemented the master class ‘leadership in context’, a leadership program for executives.