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Partnership Myth 4: Partners should support each other all the time

Bzzzzp.  Nope.  Maximal growth happens at the edge between support and challenge.  Mother nature demonstrates this beautifully during the changing of seasons, and in predator and prey dynamics.  Both creation and destruction are necessary for evolution and maximizing potential.   Imagine what it would be like if parents supported their children all of the time, […]
  • Posted by Enette Pauzé
  • On July 21, 2016
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Partnership Myth 3: Partners should already have adequate leadership and presentation training.

Partnership leaders may assume that their partners have already completed the necessary leadership and presentation training to be successful.  “If they are a senior leader, they must have years of leadership experience, and they should be able to communicate clearly.”   The problem is that the training they receive might not specifically help them in […]
  • Posted by Enette Pauzé
  • On July 21, 2016
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Partnership Myth 2: Partners should already know how to work well in a team environment.

  Partnership leaders might assume that their partners already know how to perform well in a team.  The challenge is that every team is different, and partners often need time to adjust to the new partnership.   Think of your partners like athletes who play multiple sports (e.g., basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, field hockey, etc). […]
  • Posted by Enette Pauzé
  • On July 21, 2016
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Partnership Myth 1: Partnerships do more good than bad

  If you’re participating in a partnership, chances are you believe that the partnership will offer more benefit in the world, than harm.  Of course!  Why else would you join the partnership? But. When was the last time your partnership discussed the challenges, drawbacks or disadvantages that were created as a result of the partnership […]
  • Posted by Enette Pauzé
  • On July 21, 2016
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How to Develop a Simplified Governance Structure

Because partnership leaders perceive its importance, governance structures often become more complex than they need to be! Learn two key strategies for developing a more simplified governance structure within your partnerships.
  • Posted by Enette Pauzé
  • On May 24, 2016
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From Supporter to Partnership Champion

Our clients tell us there is a big difference between partners who are supporters of the partnership versus those who are ‘champions’. So, once you’ve found the right people, how do you turn partners into partnership champions? Here’s what our research tells us about what makes partnership champions unique: Partnership champions consistently achieve better results. Why? […]
  • Posted by Enette Pauzé
  • On May 24, 2016
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Two Ways to Increase Partner Productivity

Partners who are more engaged in the partnership also tend to be more productive.  They seem to get more done in less time, with less stress.  And they are able to focus on getting priorities done first.  So what’s their secret? Partners who are both engaged and productive are very clear on the priorities of […]
  • Posted by Enette Pauzé
  • On May 24, 2016
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Cultivating a Culture of Leadership

People demonstrate leadership qualities when they participate in activities that align with what is most meaningful and purposeful, from both a personal and professional perspective. Individuals and organizations are leaders in their areas of strength and followers in their areas of weakness. So, what might be going on when you discover partners are not stepping up […]
  • Posted by Enette Pauzé
  • On May 24, 2016
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Is Your Partner Performance Improving?

An important first step in improving the partnership’s performance is to discover what your partners need to do better and what you can do to help. This means taking a look at your partner’s learning needs. Capacity building invests in the foundation for performance, and helps partners apply newly learned skills to address their most pressing […]
  • Posted by Enette Pauzé
  • On May 24, 2016
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How to Access and Leverage Resources

Your partnership will be able to meet its objectives better and faster when you have the financial, human and material resources you want, before you actually need them.  And, you can maximize the impact and influence of the partnership by better leveraging these resources once you have them. When resource providers experience your success, they […]
  • Posted by Enette Pauzé
  • On May 24, 2016
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