Emotions in a Breath-Taking Moment

23. May 2023

“As you stand atop Everest’s summit, what words would capture the essence of your emotions in that breath-taking moment?” was our icebreaker question at the event: “The Journey Towards IBP: Do We Need Roadmaps or Sherpas?”
I was inspired by Monday’s iBsing pioneers call led by Alpaslan Keser, where we explored the parallels between a successful Everest expedition and an Integrated Business Planning (IBP) transformation. It made me reflect on the crucial role that roadmaps and Sherpas play in both scenarios.
Just like Sherpas are essential in Everest expeditions for their climbing and navigation skills, they can also be invaluable in an IBP transformation.
Here’s why:
1. Sherpas assist in 𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐠, providing decision-making support and aiding in execution until the company is ready to take full control.
2. They bring expertise in 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, market conditions, offering valuable insights and advice on the optimal timing for strategic moves.
3. These experienced Sherpas excel at 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞, adeptly navigating challenging situations. In an IBP transformation, they can guide the company out of financial difficulties, ensuring a more stable position. With their knowledge and strategic acumen, they help leaders make informed decisions, mitigating risks and maximizing opportunities.
4. Moreover, Sherpas prioritize the 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥-𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦. They provide support and guidance, promoting a healthy work-life balance. Just as Sherpas on an Everest expedition ensure the survival and safety of climbers, these Sherpas in the IBP journey ensure the well-being and resilience of the team. They create an environment where individuals can thrive and contribute their best, fostering a positive and sustainable work culture.
To set up your internal IBP Transformation Team for success, it is crucial to 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 “𝐈𝐁𝐏-𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧-𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐚𝐬.” By bringing in external expertise from someone who has embarked on this journey multiple times, you can tap into their wealth of knowledge and learn from their past successes and challenges. Their guidance and mentorship can accelerate your transformation efforts and increase the likelihood of achieving your IBP goals. So, whether you’re planning an Everest expedition or an IBP transformation, roadmaps are essential, but having Sherpas by your side can make all the difference. They provide the 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐞, 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 needed to navigate the challenges, conquer the unknown, and reach new heights of success.
Are you ready to embark on your IBP journey? – Let’s climb new peaks together!

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