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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


Paul Tolchinsky

and European ODF (Austria)


About Paul


Paul D. Tolchinsky, PhD, has been consulting to major companies around the world for 30 years. Having lived in the US for most of his life, he and his wife recently decided to move to Europe. He is now a resident of Vienna Austria, where he teaches and consults. Paul and Niels first met in 2011, after having been recommended to each other by different acquaintances. Frequent meetings and encounters at conferences followed.

Paul’s focus is on accelerating the rate of change. A pioneer in Large Group Interventions and whole-system thinking, his expertise is in the design of organizations, applying socio-technical principles and so-called Whole-Scale Change Approaches to the process of change in organizations. Paul’s passion is unleashing the potential and magic in organizations. He is internationally known as a pioneer in the development of Whole-Scale (Whole System) Approaches to change. Paul is author of two books and numerous articles, and co-developer of the large-group method that became best known as Real Time Strategic Change, RTSC.

Paul has been the Managing Partner of Performance Development Associates, a small boutique international consulting firm in Cleveland Ohio. One of his passions being teaching, he is also senior lecturer at Weatherhead School of Management and Case Western Reserve University.

Paul is founder of the European Organization Design Forum EODF, the recently established European counterpart to the Organization Design Forum in the US. EODF hopes to become recognized by practitioners, educators, and organizational leaders as the premier European association in the field of Organization Design, providing a community in which members are challenged to advance the principles, share and synthesize best practices, and create new knowledge in how people and systems are organized.

Paul Tolchinsky online