Leveraging Partnerships

Leveraging Partnerships is about building and supporting teamwork.

Explore the defining charactistics of a well functioning team. 

Discover how the night sky illuminates these seven characteristics: purpose, participation, commitment, a results focus, candor, recognition and trust.

Discussion Questions:

1. Compare the seven characteristics of teamwork to your recent partnership communications. Which characteristics are moving the partnership forward? Which characteristics are keeping the partnership from reaching its full potential? 

2. List two obstacles to openess and candor within a partnership. How might a partnership overcome these challenges?

3. Provide two examples of why a partnership needed to change course to achieve its desired outcome. How did these changes impact the team, individual members and the outcome?

Liz Madison

Lead Instructor
Director, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

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