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Showcase: special books, essays, case studies

OrgFuerKomplexitaet Deluxe klein

Organisation für Komplexität (Deluxe Edition)

2013. In German. Hardcover. Last copies of the 1st edition "Deluxe Edition" with "bonus track" chapter. “How to get life back into work to build the high-performance organization."

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Kursbuch 171 “Besser optimieren”

2012. In German. Paperback/Kindle eBook. With an essay by Niels Pflaeging on “A short history of management as charlatanry“


Kaputtoptimieren und Totverbessern (Kindle eSingle)

2012. In German. Kindle eSingle. A short history of management as charlatanry. Essay from "Kursbuch 171" (Murmann).

Handelsblatt Edition

Handelsblatt - Zukunftsstrategien für Unternehmer (Series Edition)

2011. In German.  5 special edition paperbacks in slipcase. With a book by Niels Pflaeging: “The 12 New Laws of Leadership. The Codex: Why Management is Dispensable” - “Best HR Book of the Year”

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Die 100 Besten Wirtschaftsbücher aller Zeiten

2011. In German. Hardcover. “The 100 Best Business Books of all Time. Everything you need to know, everything you have to read”. With a review of “Beyond Budgeting, Better Budgeting” by Niels Pflaeging

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WARUM: 22 Fragen an Top-Referenten

2010. In German. Hardcover. "WHY? 22 questions to top speakers" - with an essay by Niels Pflaeging: “WHY should we say good-bye to management?”

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Fallstudien zur Unternehmensführung

2012. In German. Soft cover. "Case Studies on Organizational Leadership" - with a case by Niels Pflaeging & Jan Selders: “Beyond Budgeting: Decentralized Leadership & Value Creation Accounting at dm-drogerie markt”


Niels' cool friends

In this section, you can learn about the trusted colleagues and friends around the world with whom Niels works on advisory projects, on leadership and change workshops, writing publications and organizing public events.


Niels is proud to rely upon a network of trusted "cool friends" that spans countries, languages, cultures and backgrounds.

Early in his consulting career, Niels learned that serious work on client engagements would always require to work "in pairs": that to develop deep client relationships it was necessary to ground the work in a "tandem" of experienced professionals that would form a robust base to transformation.

All of Niels´ "cool friends" are experienced professionals with a deep understanding of organizations, change, and client interventions. Some are independent practitioners and consultants, others own medium-sized advisory firms on their own. Find about more about Niels´ cool friends in this section!