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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


Silke Hermann

and Insights Group (Germany)

Silke und Niels

About Silke


Silke Hermann once discovered Niels´ first book in a Munich bookstore, in 2004, on her way to a social event. That book was a heavy, thick volume, and she could only carry it stuffing it into her handbag…  in which it would just about fit. She bought it anyway: sensing that the author and she had a common attitude towards organizational leadership and change.

Upon meeting personally, years later, Silke and Niels soon found they indeed shared many points of view. They started working together on consulting assignments in 2009 and have since then been a pair in all kinds of ventures, including leadership workshops, fireplace gatherings, and the authoring of concept papers.

Silke is a leadership advisor, a business anthropologist, and an entrepreneur. She is partner and managing director of Insights Group Deutschland, a joint venture with UK-based Insights Group that helps companies globally at improving the effectiveness of people and teams, and the performance of organizations, through self-understanding. Insights stands for truly insightful and transformational services that have smart diagnostics such as “Insights Discovery” at their heart.

Clients appreciate Silke´s straightforwardness and her no-nonsense approach to consulting and coaching, which are coupled with passion and amazing wisdom. She is a “people whisperer” in the best sense, known for her high level of intuition and seriousness.

Silke and Niels have been working together on many public workshops, in-company leadership workshops, and consulting assignments. They jointly authored a couple of BetaCodex Network white papers as well.

Silke lives in Wiesbaden (Germany). and New York City. Her company Insights Group Germany has offices in Wiesbaden and Berlin.

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