Abundant Strategies from the Trenches

2 “Cruel” Things Every Great Leader MUST Do

October 18th, 2015 | Nathalie Salles

Being a great leader takes courage and compassion, but that doesn’t always mean “being nice.” Yes, treating others with respect is essential in our more evolved, more inclusive, more enlightened more

5 Key Shifts That Turn Engineers Into GREAT Leaders!

June 30th, 2015 | Nathalie Salles

I admit it — I have a professional soft spot for engineers. I respect them tremendously. Maybe it’s because I’ve coached so many of them over the years. I just know, more

How To Lead New Teams (Without Destroying Them)

May 20th, 2015 | Nathalie Salles

Congratulations! You’re the new ‘rising star’ executive, tasked with running a critical division of the company. Whether you were promoted from within or newly hired into the position, this is more

3 Smart Ways To Stop The Culture Clash On Your French And American Teams

April 21st, 2015 | Nathalie Salles

Just because someone does something differently than you do, doesn’t mean they’re wrong. I know this. You know this. Everyone knows this — especially in our modern, differences-and-diversity embracing, global work more

The REAL Reason Why Your ‘Professional Image’ Is So BORING!

March 18th, 2015 | Nathalie Salles

Recently, I had lunch with a coachee, and as I listened to her talk, something struck me that I found distressing … She was discussing her role in a high-profile more

Why That “Bad” Performance Review Is Actually GREAT For Your Career (Yes, Seriously)

February 10th, 2015 | Nathalie Salles

It can feel like a punch in the gut … that awkward moment when a performance review turns negative. Perhaps you saw it coming (at least on some level). Or more

Blog from the Trenches

September 2nd, 2014 | Nathalie Salles

Welcome to my blog. Over the past 25 years, I have worked with more teams and leaders that I can count—from family-owned companies, non-profits, multinational corporations, government agencies, and small more

What Do You Mean You Haven’t Done it Yet?

July 18th, 2014 | Nathalie Salles

When I moved from France to the U.S. 15 years ago, I assumed I would experience little to no cultural shock. After all, both countries are part of the Western more

The Typical Day of an Empowered Professional Woman

June 1st, 2014 | Nathalie Salles

It’s official. I am the archetype of the empowered female professional. I went back to school when I was 42 years old and earned an MBA. Subsequently, I quit the more