Speaking that changes minds & hearts
Niels Pflaeging is an economist and an acclaimed international keynote speaker. Throughout his 20 years of professional speaking, Niels has not once done a scripted talk. He is notorious for his energy on stage and in client workshops, for his impressive range of topics as well as his capability to improvise and adapt to client needs.
Niels Pflaging is the author of 11 published books with translations into eight languages.
Niels was born in Hannover, Germany, and he has lived in cities as diverse as Buenos Aires, New York, Sao Paulo, Seville and Wiesbaden. He speaks four languages fluently as can be witnessed in his many keynote videos online.
Niels' topics range
from the renaissance of work to democratic organizational design,
from the history of leadership to the future of organizational change,
from performance management to the art of innovation,
from the dangers of taylorism to the liberating power of self-organization,
from how to get unstuck to how to embed great learning into the fabric of work.
“We are used to hosting lots and lots
of presentations and events at our company. Niels' keynote was easily the best speaking event we ever had.“
Martin Seibert, Founder/CEO
Why you should book a keynote or impulse session with Niels
Niels speaks freely. Every keynote is individual and different - guaranteed.
The perfect event opener
Niels' keynotes are compelling & fun. And they are great conversation starters.
Niels speaks in EN, DE, ES and PT. He has spoken in 50+ countries on all continents.
For audiences XS to XXL
Niels is comfortable with a group of 10, and with audiences of hundreds, or thousands.
Suited to your needs
Niels always customizes his keynotes and sessions to suit the client's needs.
Insight that sticks
Niels brings high energy to events, stimulating people's minds and hearts.
More than just keynotes
Niels is used to combining impulse talks with workshops and other interventions.
Niels is masterful in interaction, versed with Q&As and different interaction formats.
Beyond mere knowledge
Niels walks the talk. He is a practitioner who engages with business reality.
Some great keynote topics by Niels Pflaeging
This is a selection of possible session topics with Niels. Many other topics and themes are possible. Get in touch with us to discuss your context and needs!
Democracy at work. Why agility, organizational democracy, self-organization and decentralization go hand in hand
Let's make the organizational renaissance happen: From Taylor and Follett to organizational high performance in a complex world
Modernist Leadership: Why people are the solution and never the problem. How to design companies for sustainable competitiveness
It's about time! How to make your organization agile, fit for human beings and high-performing – within months, not years
Decentralization. Why organizational federalization is inevitable. How to decentralize and bring about agility that sticks
Unleashing high performance: How to get rid of wasteful performance systems and liberate the business from the shackles of steering
Very Fast Organizational Transformation: How to overcome the change is hard dilemma and create a truly great organization. Fast
Organize for Complexity. How to get life back into work and build the high-performance organization
Work the system: How to transform teams and entire organizations for agility and sustainable competitiveness. Together. Now!
Complexitools: How to make organizations fit for complex markets and fit for human beings
Learning for greatness.
Why learning is the essence of work and how to build limitless learning into your company's DNA
Making change work more effective: Learn to benefit from Org Physics – and to orchestrate change beyond hierarchy, or org charts