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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


Valérya Carvalho

and BetaLeadership (Brazil)


About Valérya


Valérya Carvalho is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has been one of Niels´ most frequent collaborators in consulting assignments and speaking events, since they started working on a joint transformation project in a Brazilian industrial company, bakc in 2007.

Valérya has more than 20 years of management experience and held a great variety of different management positions in several industries. She served as CFO at Chocolates Garoto and was responsible for selling the company to Nestlé, in 2005, before joining the Brazilian branch of a European manufacturer of plastic containers as CFO and Director of Administration.

More recently, Valérya started working as an independent consultant and management coach. She also serves as interim CEO of a Brazilian software and services firm, being responsible for the company´s turnaround, while at the same time implementing a new leadership and organizational model.

Valérya holds two MBAs, one of finance from Ibmec (Rio de Janeiro) e one of controllership from USP (Sao Paulo). During her professional career, Valérya restructured and transformed, entered markets and developed strategies that markedly improved the performance of companies, sustainably. 

Together with Niels, Valérya is a co-founder of the BetaCodex Network.

Valérya Carvalho online