General Management

Leadership in the digital reality

In today’s times, we find ourselves working in a new digital reality. This requires new leadership in at least two areas:

  • Decision making process Decision-making processes are dominated by the interpretation of data. In a digital reality in which data is available for virtually everything – but the same data can often be interpreted in multiple ways – high demands are placed on the quantitatively analytical skills of leaders.
  • Organisational development Organisations are or are becoming increasingly agile. This requires autonomy at a low level in the organization, for example with self-directed teams. Abandoning traditional control mechanisms (‘come and ask if it’s okay’) and replacing them with pre-determined rules requires a high degree of abstraction on the part of leaders.


Top of Minds provides General Managers in the 100k – 300k segment. Both in permanent and interim roles. We work for scale-ups with less than 10 million Euros in revenue as well as corporates with a turnover exceeding 10 billion Euros.

Modern media and technology

Top of Minds distinguishes itself from most other senior executive search firms by combining search with marketing.

The traditional headhunting process consists of intensive networking, open interviews, references and of course adopting a targeted approach when it comes to approaching candidates. And this formula has been the key to our success, for decades.

Thanks to modern media and technology, however, much more is now possible. Top of Minds has a dedicated tech team that continuously works on innovations that significantly increase our recruitment power. This leads to stronger shortlists and therefore better people in the most critical places.

Wondering what our recruitment power can mean for your organisation? Please contact Auke Bijnsdorp, Managing Partner Top of Minds Group for an informal consultation.

Our headhunting process

Our 3 steps towards results
  • 1. Storylining

    Great stories attract great people. Based on an extensive intake with the hiring manager and other stakeholders, we determine the essence of the recruitment message.

  • 2. Pitching

    Attractive content is the key factor in shaping the essence of the message. Our extensive network of top professionals in the Netherlands ensures that everyone relevant will know about your story.

  • 3. Selection

    Once an exhaustive longlist of interested candidates has been drawn up, we narrow it down to a shortlist with the most suited candidates. We do this by means of an objective scorecard and by conducting in-depth interviews. The top three is then taken through several selection rounds within your organisation, after which we facilitate the contract negotiations with the number one candidate.

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Auke Bijnsdorp

Managing Partner call 020 7600 777
Contact 020 7600 777
Visit address Prins Hendriklaan 56
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