Wings for change


systemic organisational development

Jan Jacob Stam

Product Description

This book is about organisational development from a systemic perspective. It is about systemic principles. How do they work in organisations? And how do people in those organisations experience them?

This book attempts to answer this and many more questions on working with the systemic phenomenological perspective in organisations and society at large.
From the same perspective, this book discusses a large amount of issues such as fraud, success, downturn and succession. This book includes many examples of organisations and themes, including constellations in South America, Europe, Russia and the US. Together, they make this book to be a Lonely Planet in the world of working in the systemic- phenomenological way.

Jan Jacob Stam, founder of the Hellinger Institute in The Netherlands, and a very welcome teacher and lecturer in more than twenty countries, has been a leader and researcher in the field of systemic work for over 15 years.

This book gives you a look into Jan Jacob’s experiences and insights. And as always, he has moved on and continues to develop and search for new insights. There are so many interesting questions still unanswered.

This book reads like a dream on a cold winters’ nights where no one sleeps and Jan Jacob keeps you awake as he makes you part of this special world.

Wings for change has three parts

Part I:

General systemic principles for understanding organisations.

Part II:

Themes about organisational development, about changes and phases in the lifecycle of an organisation and an explanation of what constellations are.

Part III:

Seventeen chapters devoted to recurring organisational themes, such as contracts, fraud, investments, trauma, downsizing and mergers.

If you first want to read more about the constellations method, go to the second part of chapter six. And read about the methods, conditions and contemplations of organisational constellations.

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Original title

Vleugels voor verandering

First published in


Published by

Uitgeverij Het Noorderlicht (Middelbert)

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Jan Jacob Stam
Jan Jacob is the founder of the Bert Hellinger Instituut the Netherlands. “At the moment I am gaining most of my important new insights from working with organisations and social issues. Currently I am working in more than thirty countries, my courses are either in Dutch or English.” Jan Jacob has an enormous passion for exploring.

As a former biologist Jan Jacob loves living systems. He observes them without judgment and without aiming to improve them. He has been a teacher for over ten years at high schools, and a manager at a telecom company and a partner in a consultancy firm.


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