Umbrex Weekly Roundup

By August 8, 2017

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


Tap into the Power of Low Income Consumers

Are you overlooking this large, and growing, demographic? Robbie Kellman Baxter, author of The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue reveals why this market is well worth serving.


Considering Freelancing? Valuable Information for You

Paul Millerd provides an informative article designed to help strategy consultants start freelancing.


The Benefits of Executive Coaching and Redefining Roles

What should you do when you have good people in the wrong position or the wrong people in a good position? When executive coaching reveals an employee is under performing, Ben Dattner and Elizabeth Wood offer a few solutions to this common problem.


Your Ideas Are Great – So What Are You Doing Wrong?

Short and straight to the point, with a few smiles on the way; this post from David A. Fields is designed to make good consultants great, beginning with how to make clients pay attention to your ideas, and a few pointers on where you may be going wrong.


Want to Grow Globally? Don’t Do This

As companies are increasingly encouraged to ‘go global’ to stay competitive, David Bernal provides insight into why even leading companies fail when expanding internationally.  


How to Deal with Crises Gracefully

Another illuminating article and podcast from Soyini Coke on how to deal with crises. In this interview Tom and Freda Rumph from Rumph and Associates, explain how they maintained service and integrity in the midst of the fast-moving Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and provide excellent advice that reveals strategies to deal with crises in business.


Adjacency Strategy Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Informative article from Richard Kuang on  adjacency strategy pitfalls to avoid to maximize your company’s success.