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Life Is Better With Partners!

Posted: 3rd August 2017

I have recently been taking stock of a few things in life, I have been very lucky so far in most respects and should not really complain.. although being a male in his 40’s I certainly will complain about some things!

But during some recent reflections I drew parallels between a lot of things I have been involved with and it struck me that some of the most successful and most enjoyable have involved partners of some kind.

I am blessed with two wonderful children and I certainly did not get them without a partner! I am lucky to coach children’s football and that involves partnering with leagues, coaching organisations and governing bodies. And then in my professional roles I was surprised to think of how many partnering ventures I had been involved with over the years.

It really did stop me in my tracks, it reminded me of a recent conversation with a friend and partnering organisation of our James Henderson of Business Agility 365. As much as we all want to win every client, every contract we put in for in our own right for our own businesses, how many opportunities are we all missing out on by not grouping together, using our own skill sets to complement each other?

I do not have the answer to that one, but it certainly made me hungry to explore more partnering opportunities for IDCIT!

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