Leading in a Wicked World

How to unravel, explore & make sustainable impact

Are you ready to tackle the complexities of today’s business world? Look no further: Leading in a Wicked World will guide you on your journey.

This book is an essential read for those looking for success in today’s rapidly changing world. We offer you a wealth of knowledge and practical leadership strategies for leading in the Wicked World we live in, illustrated by real-world examples that bring these concepts to life.

We explore:

  • The key trends shaping today’s business landscape and what leading really means in a Wicked World – a world of upheaval, growing complexity, digitisation, and where old paradigms continue to crash.
  • How personal scripts and patterns affect leadership, plus how to shift your leadership style to better align with your organisation’s needs.
  • A new framework that helps leaders make sense of organisations in a Wicked World.
  • Inspiration and suggestions of how you can dance with the Wicked World.

The authors of Leading in a Wicked World, Sonja Wekema & Matthias Schramm, have first-hand experience leading and coaching international leaders in how to handle the Wicked World. They understand the challenges accompanying this type of leadership and wrote this book to give you the best tools and strategies needed to navigate this new terrain successfully.


Marit Maij, Director Action Aid
‘Leading in a Wicked World is a challenge. But as this inspirational book informs us, it is also something we do together. Ubuntu leadership teaches us that we can only lead if we create space for others and practice empathy. The book is a welcome addition to the Feminist Leadership Principles that lead our work at ActionAid. Sharing power and leading by example are at the hart of our daily practice.
Thank you Sonja and Matthias for sharing your valuable insights.’

Lucas van Wees, Board Member WFPMA (World Federation of People Management Associations)
‘Another inspiring contribution to thinking and doing about leadership and organisations.
With a nod to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and in a beautifully crafted narrative.’

Gerard Penning, Non-Executive Director Alliander, Board Member Sustainabile Energy for All (SE for All), Former CHRO ABN AMRO
‘Leading in a wicked world is an unconventional and gripping guide into effective leadership for the challenges of today and the years that lie ahead – fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride 😎’