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What Wisdom Teeth Have In Common With You/Your Organization

What do wisdom teeth and you/your organization have in common?


Recently, my son had all four wisdom teeth removed. This led to conversations with others about their experiences having their wisdom teeth removed. This all lead me to reflect on the question, "If all of these people - myself included - eventually had to get our wisdom teeth removed, what purpose do they serve, anyway?"


Turns out... not much. These days, anyway.


"According to anthropologists, the last set of molars or wisdom teeth, were provisions for our ancestors to help them chew coarse, rough food such as hard items like nuts, roots, meats, and leaves. You do not have to be an anthropologist to know that those teeth have outlived their purpose. Nowadays we have softer food and modern tools such as knives, forks, and spoons."

-- What Purpose Do Wisdom Teeth Serve; Diamond Dental


So, what do wisdom teeth and you/your organization have in common?


Consider areas in your life, or your organization, where "wisdom teeth" still exist. These could be ideas, processes, or environments that feel like they have "always been part of you." You've grown up with them, and didn't give it a second thought. Until now...


You may be experiencing discomfort or misalignment, in your personal life or your organization (like when your wisdom teeth start to crowd out your jaw). While wisdom teeth served a purpose at some point, they are no longer serving a purpose and actually getting in the way of something better. Something has to change.




You may not be in discomfort (yet,) though you want to set yourself up for success. Having your "wisdom teeth" out is a best practice. Scheduling the appointment to extract the wisdom teeth, while it may be uncomfortable in the moment, prevents pain and misalignment in the long-term.


I work with individuals and organizations to validate not only where things are working well, but also where "wisdom teeth" may exist - things that are not serving them well anymore.

Then, we partner on a plan that works best for them to make positive progress.


Schedule a free consultation to discuss the level of support that's right for you.




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