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Niels' books


Organize for Complexity (2nd edition)

2015. In English. Paperback/eBook (Kinde/epub/pdf). The much-discussed primer. W/bonus chapter.

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Organizar para a Complexidade

2014. In Portuguese. Paperback/eBook (Kinde/epub/pdf). The much-discussed primer.


Organisation für Komplexität (Neuauflage)

2nd edition 2014. In German. Hardcover/eBook. The new bestseller. “How to Get Life Back Into Work to Build the High-Performance Organization"

Führen mit flexiblen Zielen

Führen mit flexiblen Zielen (2.Auflage)

2nd edition 2011. In German. Hardcover/Kindle eBook. The award-winning bestseller. “Leading with Flexible Targets. Handbook for superior competitive success” - “Best Business Book of the Year“ (FT Germany). “A masterpiece of contemporary management literature“ (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)

Die 12 neuen Gesetzte der Führung

Die 12 neuen Gesetze der Führung

2009. In German. Hardcover/eBook. The manifesto for a management and effectiveness revolution. “The 12 New Laws of Leadership. The Codex: Why Management is Dispensable” - “Best HR Book of the Year” (

Beyond Budgeting, Better Budgeting

Beyond Budgeting, Better Budgeting

2003/2011. In German. Paperback/Kindle eBook. The award-winning primer. “Beyond Budgeting, Better Budgeting. Leading Successfully – without Budgets” - one of “The 100 Best Business Books of All Times” (Murmann). “One of the best business books of the year” (changeX)

Un-Leadership (Korean)


2011. In Korean. Paperback. The manifesto for a management and effectiveness revolution. “Best HR Book of the Year”

Leadership e obiettivi flessibili

Leadership e obiettivi flessibili

2010. In Italian. Paperback. The award-winning bestseller. “Leading with Flexible Targets” - “Best Business Book of the Year “ FT Germany

Liderando com Metas Flexiveis

Liderando com Metas Flexíveis

2009. In Portuguese. Paperback/eBook. The award-winning bestseller “Leading with Flexible Targets” - “Best Business Book of the Year “ FT Germany

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Управление на основе гибких целей

2009. In Russian. Hardcover. The award-winning bestseller. “Leading with Flexible Targets” - “Best Business Book of the Year“ FT Germany


How to get started

Here are some steps that will help your and your organization to get real. We usually observe, that in oder to get real with transformation, within an organization, several steps or moves are required. Remember: Leadership model transformation, or moving from the Alpha Codex to the Beta Codex, is not an act of XXXX


  • Get inspired. Learn more about the BetaCodex - through books, DVDs, public events, workshops, or this portal.
  • Get active, and build your personal vision for change. Get involved yourself
  • Take the discussion inside your organization. Offer others within your organization to learn about the BetaCodex, and transformation
  • Gather a group of enthusiasts. Get a number of colleagues, or peers from your organization, involved and inspired.
    Ask yourself: Whom would I need to... 
  • Invite the top team. asdfsa
  • Organize a leadership, or transformation workshop. asdfasdf
  • Learn more about transformational change. Transformational change is not all that dramatic. It probably requires a totally different approach to "change" than you are used to. And a certain discipline to stick to that approach. A terrific thought leader in outlining and campaigning this fresh approach to profound change is Harvard Business School professor John Kotter, one of the brilliant minds of the speaker circuit. Kotter has authored a large amount of books, and his works "Leading Change", "Our Iceberg is Melting" and "A Sense of Urgency" are especially worthwhile. To get into the mood for transformation, we recommend you to read "Our Iceberg is Melting", at least. This is not only a book that is written in the style of an illustrated fable - it is also one of the key tools for running transformation initiatives.

The book is also available as an audio book, and in many languages.