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SuperTeams: Using the Principles of RESPECT™ to Unleash Explosive Business Performance by Clinton Wingrove, Paul Marciano

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CHAPTER 7 Partnering

The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.

—Rensis Likert

Overview

Partnering generally refers to two or more people collaborating, most commonly to achieve a common goal. However, partnering in the context of SuperTeams goes beyond simple collaboration. Individuals in partnership work together in an ongoing committed relationship in which each has the other’s best interests at heart. Partnerships work best when everyone wins.

Anyone who has ever been in a long-term relationship can attest to both the power and the challenges associated with partnership. It can ...

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