Its not easy being in a successful business partnership. It is important the partners share the same vision for the organization. Like a good marriage they need to be in constant communication about the areas that matter to them. Partners need clear goals that are updated as they are accomplished or as priorities change. And sometimes it is good to have a third party to listen to their concerns and help them use their strengths to make the partnership work.
Here are some of the issues I have helped partners work out over time:
- Helping brothers in business learn to work toward their strengths and trust each other.
- Helping partners in a technology business reinvent their company by creating a new vision for its products and services.
- Helping two financial planners that just formed a partnership work through the kinks of a new relationship.
- Helping two principals buyout a third partner.
I have used the “Better Way to Live and Work” process as a springboard for our continued work. This has helped the partners develop a clear vision and has been a reference point to refer back to in subsequent planning.
Please contact me if you would like to hear more about how I can help you in your partnership.