Making Partner Managers Winners

Investment in Talent to Grow and Innovate To many organizations, alliances and strategic partnerships are “the new way businesses grow and innovate,” particularly as they experience a rising profile within the C-suite.  As partnership alliances become an increasingly important source of innovation for companies, they are integral to future success. One study cites that 51% of [...]

By |2018-09-11T20:15:19+00:00October 19, 2015|

Do You Have a Culture for Collaboration?

Every organization has a unique culture as a result of the norms, values and accepted behaviors that are held within the community.  People are often unaware that they do function within a company culture. However, when they begin to work closely with another company culture, they become aware of those differences because of the disconnects [...]

By |2018-07-27T18:51:33+00:00November 30, 2013|

The Soft Stuff is the Hard Stuff

Collaborative competencies are a distinct set of skills that effective alliance professionals have in applying the processes and practices described in the previous blog but collaborative competencies also include many ‘soft skills’.  The softskills are ironically the most difficult ones, often gained through on-the-job-training and years of experience. These include being able to assemble virtual, [...]

By |2018-07-27T18:51:33+00:00November 15, 2013|