Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By July 18, 2017

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


Kick-Start Creative Thinking

Getting your team to engage in creative thinking is not always easy, luckily there are steps you can take to kick-start the creative process. Amanda Setili provides 6 tried and tested methods to unshackle your team’s creativity.


Do You Have the Right Design for Your Consulting Firm?

David A. Fields provides a priceless, and humorous, post on how to develop the right consulting firm design to maximize profits.


Make the Most of Your Middle Management

Belden Menkus explains why middle management are often overlooked and why it is important to pay attention to this forgotten layer.


I’m Leaving – Best Practices to Exit a Business Relationship

Will Bachman was recently quoted in an article for the Huffington Post that provides advice on how to terminate a relationship amicably.  


Are Stock Options a Good Idea for Startups?

Sanjay Gandhi explains the top 5 pitfalls of options for startups from c-corps to LLC.


User Story Guide Book and a Valuable Resource

A useful book from Tirrell Payton on sourcing, creating, and managing user stories for maximum impact. Includes 15 example user stories from different industries.


Medical Product Strategy Wheelhouse

Winton Gibbons provides a detailed infographic that explains a practical, direct, and strategic framework for new product screening, assessment, and commercialization.