Abundant Strategies: Leadership & Team Development

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

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

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