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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

FmfZ Russian small

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


Gerhard Wohland

and IdH (Germany)


About Gerhard


Gerhard Wohland is a systems theorist and an organization consultant with more than 25 years of experience. He is known for his precision and clarity in writing and speaking, and for his thought leadership in observing and describing organizations as complex systems.

Gerhard and Niels first met in 2004, having discovered similarities between their uncommon approaches to systemic change and working with organizations. Since those days, they meet frequently for exchange of theoretic insights and practical experiences. They also fancy speaking jointly at conferences and seminars, and to be part of discussions or communities that deal with change, complexity and society.

Gerhard holds a Phd in physics, but even though it is true that a physical phenomenon is named after him, he soon discovered that his true interests lay elsewhere. Being a member of Germany´s “generation of ´68”, his knack for articulation, for agitation, for influencing others and for grasping complex dynamics became soon apparent. This led to a career first in software engineering, and then in consulting - after “discovering that computers are dead, but that people actually live and are thus capable of generating surprise”.

In the early 2000s, Gerhard had the opportunity to lead a research project on high performance organizations. The resulting study became an instant hit in his sphere and his subsequent work led to the development of a varied set of thinking tools. Gerhard brings these thinking tools into application in his consulting work that deals with projects, innovation and entire organization infrastructure.

Gerhard is founder of the “Institute for dynamic-robust high performance” IdH (Institut für dynamikrobuste Höchstleistung). He co-authored the book “The thinking tools of High Performers” (“Denkwerkzeuge der Höchstleister). Gerhard lives in Mainz, Germany.

Gerhard Wohland online


Watch one of Gerhard´s videos here:

Dr. Gerhard Wohland zur Frage nach dem Unterschied von Wissen und Können from Kooperative Dürnau on Vimeo.