What Makes Great Partnerships?
Great partnerships are much more than the mere coming together of two or more people to tackle everyday tasks. I believe there are at least 3 key things that make partnerships great.
Great partnerships are where people are on a joint mission united by similar values and enriched by complementary life outlooks.
This means that you and all your partners need to have a good idea of who you are. Ask yourself if it would be possible to meet the criteria for a great partnership listed below if you or your intended partners did not know yourselves.
3 Keys To Great Partnerships
To enter into a meaningful partnership you need to know your God-given mission in life – what were you created for? What has God sent you here to do?
Your partners are coming to help you achieve your mission either in your work or your personal life – they cannot do that if you do not know what that mission is.
Neither can they help you if they don’t know what their missions are. Missions form the heart of any great partnership.
Important personal values that need to considered in partnerships are:
Money and the use of it (spend or save), sex (how often, what type), social status (the desire to mingle with ‘other classes’?) and parenting style (liberal or authoritarian?).
Others are employment options (wife to work or stay at home?), time spent on others (bringing needy cases home or not) and, religious/ spiritual beliefs (Muslims marrying Christians or vice versa).
Zoom-in architects focus on a future goal prioritizing, making policy, providing a sense of urgency and setting and meeting deadlines.
Wide-angle builders consider many aspects of an issue before acting. They focus on the present and their specialty is building relationships (networking), negotiating and bringing peace.
Both life outlooks are needed for great ‘full-picture’ partnerships. Find out more at the www.kentecode.com.
We will explore the 3 Keys Of Great Partnerships in our relationship with God, in marriage and sex as well as at the workplace.