Your project leadership creates the future!

We want to be your gateway to more knowledge about project management and leadership.

Get inspiration, knowledge and useful tools wherever you are and when you need it. We are a wireless project toolbox and we will do everything to boost your leadership

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Suggestions: Sprint, Project plan, KPI, Facilitate

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6 gates where you’ll find knowledge about project management and leadership


  • GATE 1: Deep and rich descriptions can be found in the project management books
  • GATE 2: Our e-learning modules (sorry – only in Danish but we are working on it!)
  • GATE 3: Visit the project manager’s toolbox. Build your own cockpit with the appropriate instruments.
  • GATE 4: Many project management books, methods and theories described on a single page.
  • GATE 5: Watch videos where managers, researchers, and project managers share their experiences.
  • GATE 6: Find the right quote, click and it is in your presentation of the project.
  • BLOG: Here we reflect on trends in project management, program management and portfolio management.

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Here you will find our latest services within project management and leadership. See if there is something that just fits your situation or go to another gate and see where you can find the knowledge you need.

Find knowledge and tools within leadership, project management, program management and portfolio management.

We don’t do last calls – click and take off!

  • Power in Projects, Programs and Portfolios

    Power in Projects, Programs and Portfolios


    This book is the international version of the best selling Danish project management book: “Power i projekter og portefølje”. Several Danish universities, higher educational institutions and private course providers use the book. The book covers the most important subjects in IPMA certification and has a very practical approach to the project manager role, providing online access to more than 30 useful tools and templates.

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  • Half Double

    Half Double


    The book describes the Half Double method which creates projects with double effect in half the time. Studies show that 86% of the projects using the method reach the success criteria. The methodology has been co-created by 1 consultancy, 3 universities, 17 companies and more than 1,400 dedicated project practitioners. The book is written for all the other passionate project practitioners out there.

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  • Facilitation



    Create results through involvement.
    Change needs leadership in order to achieve the desired effect. If you as project leader is responsible for driving the change processes and ensure that the changes actually take place, facilitation is one of the answers.

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  • TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

    TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments


    Take advantage of all the disturbances as a useful opportunity for leadership. Touchpoints are written by strategic management advisor Mette Nørgaard and the former CEO of the American Campbell Soup Company, Douglas Conant

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  • Hierarchy of objectives and Impact case

    Hierarchy of objectives and Impact case


    Download the tool and prepare a hierarchy of objectives or an impact case. The hierarchy of objectives and impact case describes the desired impacts the project must achieve with SMART formulated objectives. It is an essential part of the project definition and is a kind of requirement specification of the project impact. The hierarchy of objectives creates a connection between the project’s deliverables and the impacts. The impact objectives are defined on the basis of a situational analysis to ensure that the project creates the desired return on

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  • Milestone plan

    Milestone plan


    Download the tool and see how you as project manager develop a milestone plan or master plan with the project team. The tool describes how a proactive project leader facilitates the planning in the project team, so that you at the same time conduct team building and build quality in the plan. The tool shows how the planning is based on the project scope described in the objective hierarchy. The project plan is built up in workstreams with short feedback loops so that a proactive follow-up is possible.

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  • Stakeholder analysis

    Stakeholder analysis


    Download the stakeholder analysis as a useful tool for your project management. The stakeholder analysis provides input to your communication plan, change management and knowledge of potential conflicts of interest. As a project manager you need to facilitate workshops and focus groups, in order to gain knowledge from the key stakeholders. You must create stakeholder acceptance concerning the project results. This requires that you know the stakeholders, their desires and concerns.

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  • Risk analysis

    Risk analysis


    The risk analysis covers the project’s risks, assesses the severity of the individual risks and prioritizes the risks in question. Finally, the analysis provides solutions to prevent or mitigate these risks. These proposals can be incorporated into the project plan. The tool consists of a number of templates that are easy to use and copy into your report or project description. The templates are in Power Point or Word.

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  • Design the project for impact

    Design the project for impact


    If you wish to achieve strategic impact you need to build a bridge between deliverables and impact

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  • How to develop your relationships

    How to develop your relationships


    You are your network! If you have a powerful network you are a powerful project manager!

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  • Make decisions in a good way

    Make decisions in a good way


    Four strategies for making optimal and legitimate decisions without wasting time

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  • Motivation according to Dan Pink

    Motivation according to Dan Pink


    How to motivate your project participants. The work has to make sense, we want autonomy and we want to improve. Your task as project manager is to set the energy free in the project team.

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  • The surprising truth about what motivates us

    The surprising truth about what motivates us


    Great animation of the cartoonist about the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t:

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  • Start with why – we must have the purpose in mind

    Start with why – we must have the purpose in mind


    Everything starts with why. The purpose and impact of the project, we are motivated by the purpose, stakeholders and customers buy in on their purpose.

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  • Graphic review of Kotters 8 steps

    Graphic review of Kotters 8 steps


    John Kotters 8 steps are explained step by step. If your project includes a major change task, then the eight steps are a good checklist for your project design.

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  • The 7 good habits as a cartoon

    The 7 good habits as a cartoon


    The seven habits are a really good foundation for your behavior as a project manager. If you want to develop your project management, the habits are a good starting point

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"The number of Prince2 certified in the world: 1,000,000 (2015)"

- Prince2

Who is airborn leadership?

As a project manager I have always lacked a platform where I could click in and get inspiration, relevant knowledge and concrete tools, regardless of time and place. A wireless toolbox where knowledge came to me through the air. A help that could give me a much needed boost in my current challenge.

You have never been more important as a project manager. Projects are the engine in developing a better business, new products, improvements in society and the global transformation to sustainable energy and production. Your leadership is therefore crucial. As a leader and project manager, you are the tool that creates the results.

I hope airborn leadership can be your gateway to knowledge within project management, no matter what journey you are on.

John Ryding Olsson Founder & author
John Ryding Olsson Founder & author John Ryding Olsson

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