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If you are wondering what steps you should take to build diversity into your business strategy, consider these six steps from Christy Johnson. There is no doubt that team dynamics drive strategic performance. Properly aligning various competencies to match a current strategic challenge can mean the difference between success and failure. However, what truly makes […]

In this article, Xavier Lederer asks leaders what their number one area of personal growth is and shares what they can do to improve it.  “I don’t know what I should focus on to become a better leader!” perplexedly answered the CEO. He was boasting that he had everything under control regarding his business growth […]

In this evergreen article, Sherif El-Henaoui takes a moment to explore the ever-present problem of judging without knowledge. … they will never know. When they try, they will always learn. I watch people dislike Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Uber, Twitter, alibaba, etc.. No problem disliking something in life except when one doesn’t have any clue about it… […]

Tommy Kim shares an article he co-wrote with Christopher Kim that is all about searching for the most important brand.  There is little in this world that is completely unattainable. The world is your oyster. As you look through college or graduate school catalogues, researching companies you want to start your career or transition into […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Anthony Barrett with Fletcher & Vine Pty Ltd. Tony began his career as a commercial lawyer, switching to management consulting with BCG after doing his MBA. He then spent 12 years in industry as a Strategy Manager, General Manager and CEO, and since 2018 he’s been an independent consultant and […]

Sherif El Henaoui shares a few thoughts on happiness in a job from a cultural perspective.  Recently I had two coaching-like conversations about the job and its impact on someone’s happiness. In the first case, a German professional mentioned to me that a job is a job and that happiness comes from elsewhere. Yes there […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Bianca Bozzone with Bozzone & Associates. Bianca spent a decade at a family office, developing and managing the strategy and portfolio contributing to inclusive and sustainable solutions and innovations across sectors. She has been managing her own consulting practice since 2019 and is passionate about partnering with clients to develop […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Tyler Thornton with Tyler Thornton Consulting. Tyler is the Principal and Founder of Tyler Thornton Consulting, LLC. Tyler most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer for a 3,400-student charter school network in Cleveland, OH and has 15 years of experience working in K-12 strategy and operations. Having begun her […]

In this evergreen article, Johannes Hoech explains why managing fear connects to marketing effectiveness. Emotions are powerful and the biggest emotional motivator of all is fear. There are two types of fear. The first is real. It gets triggered when facing actual, life threatening situations. The second is psychological—these are things we make up in […]

In this article, Geoff Wilson shares how the secret to success lies under your feet. If you have spent more than a few minutes with me, then you likely have heard me chatter on about my passion for the game of golf dating back to when I started playing seriously twenty years ago. In my […]