In this Harvard Business Review article, the authors share their research about the four key things that great listeners (and leaders) do differently.
In this video, Lynne Ellis talks about the importance of taking the time to build relationships and better understand potential partners before simply jumping into a partnership. Too many people approach partnership from the perspective of trying to get others to “partner” with them, by which they mean getting others to support their program or project. But partnership is more than that. Partnership is working together to accomplish something beyond the capacity of any one individual.
In this video, Ernie Addicott tells the story of a young missionary who discovered the real value of taking the trouble to make contact with everyone else involved in a similar ministry in a similar area.
In this video story, Prem James talks about the initial Exploration Phase of partnership development, and the importance of taking the time to conduct thorough research and build trusting relationships.
In this video, Clyde Taber shares the story of how the Visual Story Network was launched through an intentional process of exploratory meetings over many months.
In this video story, Ernie Addicott tells about the founding of Viva Network and the thorough and deliberate process of one-to-one meetings that lays the foundation for all durable partnerships.