David Bohmiller, Founder @ Inevitabl

Sharpening the axe 🪓

Published 6 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader,

In this week off, I've filled my continuous learning cup with LinkedIn Learning courses, TEDx videos, and flipping the physical pages of your good old-fashioned book.

Yesterday afternoon, I watched Stephen Duneier's TEDx Talk, How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals. A particular statement stood out.

Even a marginal improvement in our process can have a huge impact on our end results.

It reflects how I think of things, personally and professionally. From consulting in Organizational Change Management to coaching entrepreneurs and sales professionals, and preparing for ultra-endurance events like my favorite multi-day races, one's process is a critical ingredient.

Most often, I see teams, leaders, and individuals performing reactively, because of a lack of attention to process, where winging it seemed to be quicker and more convenient. However, rework because of project delays and failures isn't so convenient. I remember learning that the hard way.

Where those same people focus attention on building a foundation of process through business planning, stakeholder mapping and analysis, discussion and feedback, they clear obstacles that would otherwise derail efforts. The result:

  • Enhanced communication and collaboration
  • Improved engagement and productivity
  • Reduced need for rework
  • Higher quality outputs
  • Happier workers

Rather than rushing into 2024 without a well-defined process, consider taking a page out of Abraham Lincoln's book:

Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe.

Ready to sharpen the axe?

The idea alone isn't enough to introduce a new process successfully. Even those ideas of positive impact will face resistance from employees, managers, and other stakeholders.

I help organizations assess their change readiness, understand and utilize resistance effectively, and realize financial goals through improved employee engagement and a competitive advantage in change management.

Let's start 2024 off with a sharpened axe together.

Learn about my services here.

How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals

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In health,

David Bohmiller, MBA, MS (he/him/his)
Founder, CEO and Consulting Executive
Inevitabl LLC

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