Tag Archives: Trust

Phill Butler: Partnership Essentials

Recorded 30 January 2016 at the 2016 Blue Med Regional Consultation in Malta, this 10-part video playlist by Phill Butler focuses on ten partnership essentials fundamental to healthy networks and effective network leadership…   

Synergy Commons Webinar: Committed Collaboration (Dee Moskoff)

Turning shared values and vision into action requires organizations and networks to build deeper levels of partnership. This transition to mutual accountability is where networks often get stuck. Our presenter, Dee Moskoff, shares a process…  

The Glue of Partnership

The method of making dissimilar materials adhere to one another is as old as history. At first natural materials were used, such as natural gums, plant resins, and saps. Then in the early 20th century, synthetic adhesives made from polymers emerged. Because of these modern adhesives, it now became possible to bring together different materials with extremely different properties. Just think of a Teflon pan or the heat shields on a space shuttle. This word picture of Teflon sticking to metal while being exposed to heat, the two materials expanding and contracting at different speeds, is not too far from the tension realized in partnerships. If you have ever been in a multi-lateral partnership or network where there are several different entities working together, you have experienced the tension of trying to “stick together.”