Organizational culture

How Strong Leaders Cope With ‘Cocky’ Young Employees

October 3rd, 2016 | Nathalie Salles

It’s a tricky spot to be in as a leader — you have a young employee who is technically strong, showing tremendous skill and promise and, because of that, you’re more

Are You A Jerk At Work? (How To Know For Sure)

March 3rd, 2016 | Nathalie Salles

Let me ask you a question — Do you ‘play nice’ with others at work? I’m not talking about diligently trying to appease your boss. I’m not even talking about more

5 Ways Engineering Leaders Show True ‘Executive Presence’

December 13th, 2015 | Nathalie Salles

You did it. You made it. You’ve risen from a manager with a strong technical skill set to a director role (or even a VP) and you’re settling into this more

The #1 Thing ALL Leaders Need … But Forget To Give Others

November 19th, 2015 | Nathalie Salles

Being a leader is intense. And, as a leader, you probably feel immense pressure every single day. A survey from the Center for Creative Leadership states that 88 percent of more

4 Ways ‘Freaking Out’ HELPS You Lead Better During A Crisis

October 18th, 2015 | Nathalie Salles

Oh no! It’s here — a dreaded crisis situation. Your team missed the mark on key project deliverables and now the client is mad, deadlines are compromised and your CEO 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

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

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