TRIPLE III TIME: “Partnershipping”
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.
Posted on May 5, 2023, in LEADERSHIP - ALWAYS!. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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