Posts by Nora Ludviksen
How Fearless Leaders resist overwhelm
FEARLESS LEADER, And now for something completely practical: “45 minutes that saved my sanity.” — A FEARLESS CLIENT It’s pretty ironic that the more we need to get done, the harder it is to feel productive. An endless list of tasks swirling in your head or taunting you from scattered lists can fracture your…Read More
NEW! Fearless Leader Executive Forum 2021
Ongoing Virtual Event: Fearless Leader Executive Forum Monthly, Every 2nd Thursday, 3:30-5:00 PM, Pacific Time June – November 2021 What: A facilitated monthly forum of CEOs, Principals, and Managers who freely share and troubleshoot the challenges of leadership. Guided inquiry by Executive Coach Nora Ludviksen, an expert in leadership, communication, and conflict management. Topics:…Read More
How Fearless Leaders trust.
FEARLESS LEADER, How do you build and maintain trust with your clients? “Trust is a choice.” — AMY DICKINSON, advice columnist I attended a gathering of mediators last month to enjoy a purposeful social hour. The topic up for discussion was Trust. To me, the conversation raised points that apply directly to how Fearless…Read More
How to pause
FEARLESS LEADER, Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed or depleted right now? There’s nothing wrong with you. “Our efforts at connection are insufficient against the responses of our nervous system.” — Christine Runyan, Clinical Psychologist My clients land in a Zoom session with me in a state of distraction: they’re rushing in from the…Read More
What makes you a Fearless Leader?
FEARLESS LEADER, Grow Fearless in 2021. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” — ROSA PARKS Fear is a feeling of dread, apprehension, or uneasiness. It can also be the respectful awe you feel toward the…Read More
Have you hit the wall? (You’re not alone).
FEARLESS LEADER EXTRA: Today I’m sharing the reassuring guidance of Dr. Aisha Ahmad of the University of Toronto about the wall we can expect to hit, like clockwork, at about the six-month mark of a sustained crisis. If you’ve hit the wall, and you’re wondering ‘What’s wrong with me?’ or ‘How do I get through…Read More
Case Study: Building on a Vision of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
A conversation with Alex Rolluda, President of Rolluda Architects “Our leadership team meetings are like barbarians around a table – and I wouldn’t have it any other way.” Alex Rolluda, President of Rolluda Architects, gets a kick out of the expressive energy of his leadership team, and their willingness to fight for their opinions.…Read More
FEARLESS LEADER, Do right by your clients. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” —ALBERT EINSTEIN In the 90s, whenever the phone would ring at our architecture firm, someone would sing out with excitement: “Customers!” Remember, this was in the days before we carried our phones around with us…Read More
How Fearless Leaders handle layoffs
FEARLESS LEADER, This is the hardest thing you’ll have to do. “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” — HARUKI MURAKAMI In 2008, right at the tail end of the recession, after it seemed that all the layoffs…Read More
Case Study: Re-Wiring Communication and Getting Back to Work
A conversation with RB – Vice President, consumer reporting agency, Seattle “I wasn’t sure I wanted to do this job anymore.” RB had two decades of experience at a Seattle consumer reporting agency when she was tapped to be Vice President and General Manager. She’d already noticed some communication problems with the leadership team,…Read More