Xavier Lederer shares a company post that explains how these five tips will increase your employees’ accountability. My company has lots of potential, but I just feel my employees are not engaged. If I don’t push, nothing seems to happen. I’m working night and day and we’re still missing 40% of our targets. I once […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Hari A Sripathi with Find Product Market Fit. Hari is an expert on product led growth for consumer industries. He spent 6 years as a Management Consultant at Strategy&, Booz and Company after which he led corporate strategy at PepsiCo and Avis Car Rental. His areas of core expertise areas include […]

Guillermo Herbozo shares an evergreen post on improving team effectiveness.  In our quest to improve team effectiveness in a sustainable way, we have come to a seemingly obvious conclusion. There is no one stand-alone intervention for making change sustainable. Improving team performance requires a combination of efforts and interventions, as discussed on the post Coaching […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sean Carney with Wentwell. Sean Carney spent ~3 years as Manager of Communications at McKinsey before starting his own strategic communications firm, Wentwell. Prior to McKinsey, Sean spent more than 15 years in top PR/advertising agencies in NYC and Philadelphia, primarily representing B2B technology, banking/finance, energy, real estate, and professional […]

Sherif El-Henaoui shares an article on decision-making, why we often make the wrong choice, and why we think it’s the right one.  Often managers mix up tough decision with right ones by thinking them taking a tough decision that this is the right thing to do. Let’s me explain what I mean with an example: […]

In this article, Jaime Vasquez shares ten “key”​ trends in the Latin American beauty and personal care market. The Latin America personal care and beauty market is an attractive option to pursue for any company seeking global growth within this industry. LATAM is not only a large market (~ $69B USD in Retail Value), but […]

Peet van Biljon shares a blog and some exciting news about the launch of his new book and an accompanying blog on innovation, management, and policy. Whether in mobile phones, data centers, or cars – microchips are everywhere, and ongoing shortages affect countless industries worldwide. To boost innovation in the United States, Joe Biden recently […]

Since the beginning of 2022, James Stranko has been on the road and writing articles about his travels. In this post, he shares where he has been and what he has learned.  Where I’ve been New York City, which continues to be a leading light in the post-Covid travel recovery. In the last two weeks, […]

Stephen Redwood shares an article that was written in response to a common question clients ask about organization design projects and why they go awry. It’s a funny thing, but when it comes to the subject of organization design the first question clients usually ask me is: “How can we not screw this up?” Not […]


David Hensley shares an article on the changing role of banks. Banking has been going on in much the same way for perhaps a thousand years – with banks that securely hold money, lend money, and transfer money to enable transactions. Historically it made sense for each bank to do all three of these functions, […]


Christy Johnson shares useful tips on how to inspire innovation in remote employees. Generating innovation from employees is a big challenge, but also a big area of focus, with many companies actively experimenting on how to best define, inspire, and leverage innovative ideas from their teams. Generating innovative ideas from teams who are remote, though, […]

Sanjay Gandhi shares an article on the risks and benefits of early founder liquidity. ‘If a company has reached a level of success…and you believe the company has potential to break out …then you should let founders take money off the table. It’s that simple. Only then are you truly aligned.’ – Mark Suster Over […]