Public events with Niels

04/12/2018, München/DE - keynote & OpenSpace Beta workshop at Change Camp, organized by emergize

10/12/2018, Wiesbaden/DE - 1-day workshop Cell Structure Design - with Manual Thinkingorganized by Red42

12/12/2018, Köln/DE - Agile Transformation is no Witchcraft - Talk im Park evening event, organized by studitemps

21/01/2019, Erfurt/DE - 1-day workshop Change Clinic with Niels Pflaegingorganized by Lindig Akademie

XX/02/2019, Wiesbaden/DE - 1-day peer workshop Almost-Free-BetaCodex-Workout-Dayorganized by Red42

13/03/2019, Helsinki/FI - keynote Complexitools at Scan Agile 2019 conference

19/03/2019, Köln/DE - keynote at NewWorkForFinance conference, organized by BankingClub

10/04/2019, München/DE - keynote at Agile Munich 2019 (Warm-up evening), organized by Incrementor

25/05/2019, Portland/ME, US - pre-conference Change Clinic workshop, organized by Agile Maine
26/05/2019, Portland/ME, US -
double feature closing keynote at Agile Maine Day 2019 by Niels & Daniel Mezick

20/09/2019, Zurich/CH - 1-day workshop Building the Agile Organization Seminar, organized by pragmatic solutions

06/12/2019, Zurich/CH - 1-day workshop Building the Agile Organization Seminar, organized by pragmatic solutions


More events with Niels to be announced soon! 

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Articles by Niels on LinkedIn

Change is more like adding milk to coffee

Change is not a journey. Never has been. Trouble is: Change agents around the world have been imagining change as projects, programs, planned exercises to be "kicked off" and "implemented". We have interpreted change as difficult ventures, endlessly long hikes, and exhaustive trips. No more: Here are 5 key insights into the true nature of change (...)

Why we cannot learn a damn thing from Toyota or Semco

The future of work is already here. Not only in the minds of some outstanding thinkers, high-minded idealists, quirky innovators and lofty utopians – or people like you who are reading this blog! No, the future of work and organizational leadership is tangible. It is out there in the real world: (...)

7 reasons why the Digital Transformation is overhyped

It seems like everyone is putting out some sort of theory on “Digital Transformation” these days – whether we want them or not. So much is being aired about this supposed revolution, and related phenomena such as digital business models,  new work, and A.I. (...)

Bosses vs. Leaders: Companies Need Neither

It was just a couple of hours ago that I saw an illustration here on my news stream on LinkedIn, about the differences between "the boss" and "the leader". Most of us have probably seen this kind of visual many times before: They invariably argue for "bosses becoming more like leaders", for "leaders becoming more transformational", (...)

Org Physics: How a triad of structures allows companies to absorb complexity

Since the rise of the corporation at the dawn of the industrial age, much has been said and written about leadership, power, and structure in organizations. Some in the field of organizational research believe that developing a robust theory of leadership is an illusive, even utopian, undertaking.  (...)

Flat hierarchies: Just another step in the wrong direction

Most managers and business leaders aim to make their organizations flatter. They try to reduce middle management, to skim the amount of hierarchical layers, or they scrap internal bureaucracy in order to achieve more efficiency, more effectiveness, and more enterprise agility. The problem with this  (...) 

For all of Niels´articles in English & German, visit his author page on LinkedIn!

Cool videos with Niels

Future of work & value creation, at SAP Research Round Table

Organize for Complexity - at Sibos Conference, Geneva

Management is dead - at CBS Korea´s "15 Minutes"

You can find more videos with Niels in several languages on his YouTube channel.

BetaCodex Network white papers

Organize for Complexity

Heroes of Leadership

OrgPhysics, Explained

You can find all BetaCodex white papers on the BetaCodex Network or on Slideshare.