Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By February 14, 2017

A weekly roundup of news about, and insights from, our global community of management consultants.


Full Circle Executive Coaching – The Benefits of 360-Degrees Feedback

Dr. Ben Dattner and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic explain how to use 360-degree feedback for executive coaching for maximum effect in this comprehensive and recently published Forbes article.


Managing Millennials – An Intergenerational Perspective

In the first of a two-part series, Nathaniel Falck, business consultant and coach, and Susan Rensberger, writer and consultant, explore why Millennials are considered entitled when their demands are neither new nor radical, and how we can integrate their values into the workplace to move forward progressively.


The Four D Benefits of Discipline: Drive. Duty. Determination. Direction.

Kelsey Edwardsen, P.E., inspires and motivates action in this positive and pert post on the benefits of discipline: military style.


The Commandments of Cutting Costs.

Reducing company costs does not have to begin or be restricted to cutting personnel. Susan Clapham provides excellent insights into focused company wide cost-cutting strategies to identify cost reduction opportunities.  


Improve Your Data Manipulation Skills

Chris Fry, Managing Director of Strategic Management Solutions, offers a course in Advanced Data Manipulation in Excel for intermediate to advanced users. They also provide a course for beginners on the Fundamentals of Data Manipulation and Visualization in Excel.


Leading the Way to an Improved Customer Experience

Francois Gall pinpoints the key elements involved when building a great customer experience, and identifies why the CEO must lead the CX.


Simplifying Stock Options for Startups

In this free and useful download, Sanjay Gandhi, GC of Oxford Valuation Partners, provides a comprehensive explanation of the top 5 pitfalls of options for startups from C-corps to LLCs.