Executive leadership

Executive leadership

Priyanka Ghosh shares a case study on leading an executive team coaching and development program. SITUATION The Middle-Eastern unit of global energy company was facing a challenging period due to a slump in the business cycle combined with frictions in its Leadership Team. As the Middle East business had grown, the Leadership Team had expanded […]

Christoph Holle shares a blog post on leadership patterns taken from a 64-year-old article published in the Harvard Business Review. This time, a bit of the historian in me comes out. I want to appreciate an article that appeared 64 years ago in the Harvard Business Review and fell into my hands when I was […]


Greg Acton shares an evergreen post on setting your goals in leadership to ensure effective, and not merely expected, results. The capstone ROTC class is titled, simply, “Leadership.”  Mine was taught in 1998 by CAPT J.A. Fischbeck, a nuclear-trained former skipper of the USS La Jolla (SSN 701) and later the director of the Navy’s […]

David A. Fields shares an article designed to make your day (and maybe your life) a little better with tips on how to be happier as a consulting firm leader. “You don’t have to run a consulting firm, you know. You could return to a corporate role or enter an entirely different profession like law, […]


Susan Drumm shares a podcast from the Enlightened Executive series on maintaining self-control and being an effective team leader. “What skills are most important in being an effective leader? Is it the ability to inspire? The ability to be innovative or master strategic decision-making? Jim Hotaling believes that while all these attributes matter greatly, they’re […]

Darryl Stickel shares an evergreen article that is designed to help leaders build trust by examining the role that our emotions play in our decisions to trust. Both love and hate are blind. The vast majority of the existing literature on trust takes a rational actor perspective. That means the authors assume people are always […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Gisela Linge with Strategy Meets Reality.  Gisela Linge spent three years as Director Corporate Strategy & Development at a leading global automotive supplier and has been working as an independent consultant since 2019. Prior to her Strategy role, she was as a team leader in Product Management and Strategic Procurement […]

Susan Drumm shares the latest episode from her podcast series, The Enlightened Executive. In this episode, she interviews CEO Ben Lytle on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  The Fourth Industrial Revolution is coming, bringing technological advancements we can’t imagine. How can you prepare yourself to stay ahead in this ever-changing digital world? Ben Lytle is a […]


Greg Acton shares a podcast where he discusses problem solving and leadership with Steve Caldwell at Manager Mojo. While leadership entails guiding people in the direction of success, it also requires the ability to look at problems and seek solutions. How you frame those problems can have much to do with the solution arrived at. […]

  Barry Horwitz identifies why it is important to address the predisposition to the positive and how it often arrests the growth and improvement of the company.  Back in the early 90s, I joined the senior management team of a regional retail chain. I was new to the company and had moved there from out […]