Priyanka Ghosh shares an article that identifies eight essential qualities in an effective leader and how what shapes them makes them.  The stories you tell are the stories that define you.  As you travel through you career to create the well-paved road from individual contribution to team leader and finally to the leadership role that […]

Pricing is always an important topic for companies, but in these days of high inflation and disrupted supply chains — as well as the uncertainty brought about by the pandemic — it’s become critical. Yet many companies are struggling, not having had to flex their pricing increase muscles for a few years.  “Pricing is a […]

In this article, Davide Gronchi shares key insights from 10 years of optimizing design of industrial investments.  In my past 10 years spent optimizing the design of industrial investments, I have come across a broad variety of situations with many differences and few commonalities. From 20 to 20,000 mio USD in value, from tiny vaccines […]

The global pandemic identified the impact of health and wellness for all, and this article from  Amy Giddon on social wellness highlights what it means, and how to help it grow into a bigger movement. July is social wellness month. Although the World Health Organization has defined health in terms of physical, mental, and social […]

Susan Drumm tackles the problem of CEO imposter syndrome and provides valuable tips to help overcome the problem.  Is there such a thing as CEO Impostor Syndrome?  When most of us hear Impostor Syndrome we picture 20-somethings who are new to their fields and feeling out of their depth. We might imagine fresh-faced new hires, […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Olga Belousova. Olga is independent consultant located in France and combining business consulting with her art project. Olga is focused on services to local and international small and medium enterprises. She spent 2 years in Booz and Roland Berger as a consultant, prior to moving into management consulting Olga gained over […]

Kedar Gharpure shares a company post on developing and applying value-based pricing for the B2B market. You have likely read articles about Value-Based Pricing (VBP) – after all, the concept has been around for several decades. However, our review of over 50 VBP articles from the top search results highlight that a) there is very […]

Tirrell Payton shares an evergreen article on how to avoid common problems in project management.  Our project is to implement a new widget management system”, she stated confidently. “Ok”, I said, “but what is the problem we are trying to solve?” “We need a new system…”, she reiterated. “Yea, but to what end? Whats the […]

Sherif El-Henaoui shares an article that is designed to help you redefine how you identify and deal with difficult people.  Often I hear the term difficult about a person that colleagues don’t like or don’t like working with. I kept thinking about that for a while with the conclusion that there is no such thing […]

Anubhav Raina shares an article with concrete tips on team management to maximize efficiency and productivity.  The responsibility of thriving (not just surviving) under an ever-changing business landscape falls to a company’s leadership. Even knowing this, too many owners and senior managers are so busy running day-to-day operations that they don’t have time to future-proof […]

Having a solid content strategy brings a number of benefits to independent consultants. Here are the five types of content every consultant needs to utilize. Jake Jorgovan of Content Allies shared these five types of content for consultants in a Webinar for the Umbrex community. Before diving into the five types, he outlined just why […]

Barry Horwitz shares a post on employee management and how to ensure you know what’s going on in the workspace. Maybe you’ve seen the news: Apparently, Vladimir Putin is being misled by his advisors who are afraid to tell him that his ill-conceived attack on Ukraine is not going well. While I shudder to think […]