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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


Lars Vollmer

and vollmer & scheffczyk (Germany)


About Lars


Lars Vollmer is one of Niels´ frequent collaborators in Germany. Together, the have run both in-company workshops, impulse sessions, and public events. They have authored BetaCodex Network papers together and regularly unite in New York City for joint work weeks. Two of their pet projects have been the development of programs for highly effective corporate development and academic business education.

Lars once started out as a specialist for production logistics and Lean, but has over the last years become a sought-after speaker and a renowned expert on Industrial Leadership. He is known as a thought leader who is as dedicated as he is knowledgeable.

Lars Vollmer lives for implementation. He enthuses executives across all types of organizations. Lars says: »To accumulate knowledge and occasionally change something reactively just isn’t good enough anymore to achieve a leading market position. Companies need the ability to turn knowledge into action, and plans into deeds - fast. That simply can´t be accomplished with pep talks alone: it requires an expanded leadership model.« Lars shows how widely-used management systems end up turning knowledge giants into implementation midgets. And he demonstrates what approach you must take to turn your implementation strength into a strategic weapon against the competition.

Lars advises international organizations in the industrial and service sectors. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Vollmer & Scheffczyk GmbH, an independent consulting and service firm for Lean Management with offices in Hannover and Stuttgart, Germany. As Vollmer & Scheffczyk GmbH grew from a two-person shop run out of a living room into one of the top consulting firms for Lean Management in Europe, Lars learned how the key values of performance, freedom and responsibility impact all employees and organizations, and how implementation strength helps businesses succeed.

Lars is holder of a doctorate in engineering and adjunct professor at several universities and institutes, He is also co-founder of the open-space company “!”, a movement for self-determined work. Lars lives with his family in Hannover, Germany.


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