One of the many lessons I have learnt about life is that all creations were designed to function through partnership because nothing can be fruitful by itself.
A tree doesn’t make a forest, so whenever you get isolated, you miss your chances of fruitfulness.
Strategic partnership exists and functions for a common purpose, with a common vision and by a common strategy and they are guided by these principles:
READINESS: There must first be the mutual readiness of the partners and each of them must be prepared and equipped for the alliance.
PURPOSE: The partners must have a common vision, interest and intersection of purpose that orchestrates the partnership.
UNDERSTANDING: There must be an acceptable depth of understanding that builds the foundation of agreement for partnership because two can’t work together unless they agree. Effective communication enhances understanding.
TRUST: Each partner must build mutual trust and have a reservoir of character, integrity and capability.
FOCUS: There must be a focus on the common interest, the vision and the goal of the partnership.
SYNERGY: Each partner must value their connection and synergize, so as to create a win-win partnership.
INVESTMENT: Partners must be willing to invest in each other and in their partnership.
EXPERTISE: Each partner must bring on board his strength, gift, knowledge, specialty and talent to grow their strategy and partnership.
Successful people everywhere understand that one is too small a number to achieve greatness, so they seek better collaboration instead of bitter competition.
It is therefore your responsibility to find your strategic partners and succeed together!
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