We all make mistakes. Project managers are certainly no exception – though, as a profession, we tend to be placed under much scrutiny at times. Therefore those mistakes may become big news and can be, depending on the mistake, quite

Wie würden Sie sich fühlen, wenn Sie einen unparteiischen, unabhängigen und kompetenten Freund hätten, an den Sie sich wenden können, wenn Sie eine zweite Meinung zu einem kniffligen Problem benötigen? Jemand, der nicht urteilt (zumindest nicht über Sie), der Ihnen

Alle Artikel, die ich bisher geschrieben habe, sind auf Englisch. Seltsam, weil ich in der Schweiz lebe und die Sprache, die wir in dieser Region sprechen, Deutsch ist. Deshalb habe ich vor, die nächste Artikelserie auf Deutsch zu schreiben. Wenn

Let’s start with the opposite: when do we dislike our jobs the most? I can give you some examples of my practice: I wouldn’t say I like dead ends, and sure I don’t want to be micro-managed. Also, I wouldn’t

I’ve spent most of my career deeply involved in technological and organizational transformations, working hand in hand with my clients through challenging transition times. Along the road, I have seen some projects succeed and achieve incredible results, while others have

There is a hard reality that everybody has to face. Sometimes our performances are less than stellar, and we are not always destined for success. You can’t always be brilliant! This truism very much applies to project management. Not every

Flying just a few feet off of the wings of the pilot in front and to the right of him, this skilled pilot was determined to keep a tight formation. And he was not alone in his efforts and highly

I always enjoy hearing about the early careers of the project managers I meet. In almost every conversation, the subject turns to when they were team members being led by a highly capable senior project manager who provided guidance in

You’ve reached the final stretch! Congratulations is in order – but before the podium, comes the declaration! Everything has an end. Project closure is a time to take stock, assess the successes and failures, and take lessons and learnings that

When did the term “conflict” get such a bad name? In my work with teams over the last 25 years all around the world, I have never found a high performing team that did not have moments when team members

About me

Frederik Otten

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Let me wish you a warm welcome to my personal blog where you can find writings, and thoughts about things I am busy with. It will be in English some in German and some in Dutch.

I live in Switzerland and in The Netherlands. I welcome all comments, ideas, questions, and thoughts. Please contact me using any of the (social media) links provided in this page.