How to Find the Best Partnerships (Video)
Updated: Jul 6
Let's face it, we all need help from time to time. Having partners is often necessary, we cannot do everything on our own. And while finding the best partner can be a task, the search for the right partner is better than accepting just anyone. Don't be afraid to partner with people but just be smart about those partnerships. What do you value in a partner? What does your partner have to bring to the table? How can you best work together? You want to find partners who share your same goals and similar values. Do their values align with yours and do their skill sets compliment yours?
One of the biggest reasons partnerships tend to fail is due to a lack of communication. Like any relationship, partnerships rely on good communication, so make sure that you and your partner develop strong listening and communication skills when working together.
As you consider potential partners, make sure to create and discuss any potential negative scenarios up front. How would you and your partner handle certain situations? How do you and your partner problem solve?
If you get into a partnership that doesn't work out, it happens and that is part of the learning process. You may even have an amazing partnership that comes to an end. Partnerships do not always last as long as you want. The takeaway is to take your time and make sure that your potential partner is the right partner for you.