Andrew Hone shares a post that highlights the reasons strategies fail and what to do to implement them successfully.  Developing the strategy is the easy part You’ve just put the finishing touches to your business strategy. You’ve spoken to customers, researched the key market segments, and projected the financials. The Board and shareholders are […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Federico Di Franco.  Federico spent six years at Bain & Co Brazil in commercial and marketing practices for consumer goods companies, airlines and automotive. He loves to create value and lead people in order to achieve their full potential and generate measurable benefits and great impact for companies and organizations. […]

  In this post, Amanda Setili explains why taking risks may be the safest strategy. The world is always changing, but lately the changes have felt faster and more extreme. In times like these, your ability to manage risk and uncertainty can give you a huge competitive advantage. To put this another way, in volatile […]


  Kaihan Krippendorff addresses corporate responsibility and climate change and why the energy industry is adding environmental practices to business growth strategies. Our planet is facing an uncertain future. The impact of climate change has reached a point of crisis, and it is up to the organizations of today, and to all of us, to […]

  David A. Fields shares a post that is a must-read if you are considering partnering with another consulting firm to increase business. There you are, polishing the sign in front of your catamaran and trying to attract consulting projects from the throngs of prospects meandering along the oceanfront. A boat-owner on the adjacent pier […]

  Rob Ristagno shares a podcast with a transcript that illustrates the important role company culture plays in the growth of the company.  David Kinsley didn’t anticipate taking over the family business. In his teenage years, he dreamed about becoming a Wall Street power broker, vacationing in St. Barths, and living a life filled with […]

  Robyn Bolton recently had an article published in Forbes that is designed to help business leaders and managers get the best results from proactive employees.  One of the first pieces of professional advice many people receive from their managers is, “Bring me solutions, not problems.” From my perspective, this is good coaching because it […]

  For everyone who has ever struggled with identifying a clear, concise, and compelling value proposition, Barry Horwitz shares an article that clarifies the issues and identifies the pitfalls.  In his book, Your Music and People, Derek Sivers addresses a problem faced by musicians: being asked to describe the kind of music they play. Saying […]

  Susan Meier shares a recent interview where she explains the importance of humanizing your brand, and steps you can take to make sure your branding reflects your values. Creativity and strategy: Two words that seem vastly different but oftentimes go hand in hand. Right and left brains must balance in the world of branding, […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Elise Kidd Slansky with EMKS Global Consulting.  Elise spent five years as a Travel, Transport, and Logistics practice expert and researcher at McKinsey  and two additional years at Deloitte prior.  Since 2019, Elise has been running her own consulting firm, EMKS Global Logistics, LLC.  Elise is a passionate supply chain […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Laura Wheeler.  Laura brings deep experience in Strategy, Analytics and E-commerce which she has honed through her years at a top-tier management consulting firm (McKinsey), as an operator at best-in-class retailers (Ross Stores and Gap), in client service as the Retail Practice Lead at a start-up marketing analytics consulting firm […]

  Mark Ledden shares an article from his company blog on leadership and action in diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization. This past year has caused tectonic cultural shifts. The same is certainly true within organizations. With the pandemic, many organizations have jumped feet first into remote working, flexible work schedules, and new ways […]