Author Archives: Govert van Sandwijk

About Govert van Sandwijk

Govert is Time To Grow Global's Managing Partner, specializing in Strategy Facilitation, Leadership development and Organisational performance. Reach him on our Time To Grow Global LinkedIn.

Organizational Silos: When is it time to “Defragment”?

Theoretically and historically, organizations fall into one of several types; functional, divisional, or matrix structures, to name a few. Scientific management has shaped how we approach the division of labor, and it has some undeniable premises—regardless of the bad rap it gets. One of those problems, of course, is organizational silos. …  

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Personal Leadership Skills: Psychological Flexibility

You’d be surprised at how many seasoned, skilled leaders cant connect with their people. Connection, of course, is integral to trust, and it’s at the core of a safe, supportive culture where people aren’t afraid to express themselves. So why do some leaders try to avoid values, feelings, and vulnerability when putting on their ‘work’ hats…  

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3 Ways to Boost Your Team’s Creativity

Your team may not consider themselves creative, but everybody has ideas. Between 60 and 80 thousand thoughts buzz through our heads each day, meaning a team of 10 has around 25,000 to 3,3000 thoughts in a one-hour meeting. Even more conservative estimates put the daily figure at around 50k; slash the meeting time to 30 minutes and we're still looki…  

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