TRIPLE III TIME: “Partnershipping”

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First let me just say this out front…:  NO I don’t think Partnershipping is a real word!  But for today I don’t think those responsible for dictionaries will care.

Second, I believe that too often today individuals, organizations and/or businesses do NOT embrace Partnershipping as a first priority when building a new initiative.  And when I refer to Partnershipping I don’t just mean groups getting together…I am referring to simple, individual, person-to-person partnership actions too!

As I work with different organizations or individuals on planning for the future, I standardly ask them about their current and anticipated Partnershipping strategies.  The unfortunate response is:  “Well we are thinking about that…but it’s way down on our list of priorities.”  And the rationales that follow include:

  • It would take too long to get everyone on the same page.
  • They probably wouldn’t be interested.
  • It is mostly our responsibility.
  • There isn’t enough money to make it worth their while.

Are these the rationales of a Partnershipping Drop-Out?

I realize I am framing the task of effective Partnershipping in a light-hearted way…but please know that it is a high-value professional development asset.  Most of my best leadership and innovation achievements were (and still are) the result of old and new Partnershipping!

Bottomline:  Make Partnershipping one of the first considerations when starting or restarting an initiative.  Great minds can and do think alike.

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on May 5, 2023, in LEADERSHIP - ALWAYS!. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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