Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By April 5, 2017

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


Growth Strategy Consulting Firm Workshop

Kaihan Krippendorff, author of four books on strategy and the founder of Outthinkeris holding a workshop on how to develop innovative strategy options in today’s rapidly changing technology-driven environment. The workshop will be held in Manhattan on May 11thKaihan will share his experiences of working with leading thinkers including Elon Musk and Noble Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.


Understanding three types of change and which is best for you

Natalie Ceeney discusses change management and identifies the key questions to ask to help determine which type of change to pursue.


How to Deal with Low-Price Competition

David A. Fields, author of the Guide to Winning Clients, asks consultants “Do you lose consulting projects to low-fee competitors?” He provides seven responses to low-price competition.


It’s Not about Grit. It’s about Circumstance

We all wonder what the secret formula to success is. Mission Control author Liana Downey reminds us that the formula may not be easily accessible.  


Why Data and Analysis Is Not Enough to Develop a Winning Strategy

Lois Zorzella, co-author of  Revenue Growth, and Stephen Dull published an article in the London School of Economics and Political Science that explains why companies that use the same data, insights and analysis as their competitors cannot develop a dynamic strategy to differentiate from the competition.


Beauty and Order out of Chaos – Beauty and Order out of Chaos

Short, eloquent, and insightful, Susan Hamilton offers a poetic moment designed to bring reflection to our minds.


How to Increase the Engagement of Your Team

Tirrel Payton puts forward solid reasons why team members should be given problems to solve instead of solutions to implement.