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First step in building an effective internal or external partnering solution:
Assess your personal or organizational partnering capabilities

Like constructing a building, creating a successful partnership requires using a blueprint or model.
Read about a proven partnering model built on a partnering culture

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Powerhouse Partners: A Blueprint for Building Organizational Culture for Breakaway Results

By Stephen M. Dent and James H. Krefft, Ph.D, 2004, Davies-Black Publishing

This book outlines the structure and skills needed for a partnering infrastructure while inspiring employee loyalty and commitment to the vision and objectives of an enterprise. For any manager or executive committed to achieving business goals through effective strategic partnership, Powerhouse Partners culls the successes of some of the world's leading companies - Bank of America, NASA, USWest - to deliver a best-practices tool kit for shaping a partnering culture.

In today's highly competitive business arena, customer needs swirl, markets migrate, and new technologies erupt. Companies must have a superabundance of connections to withstand the shockwaves of these massive movements. This book provides a proven step-by-step approach to achieving a higher level of results.
Powerhouse Partners will answer these and many other questions:

  • How does a partnering culture jump-start our organization's creativity and innovation?
  • How can we build a partnering culture?
  • What kind of organizational culture will get us where we want to go?
  • How does leadership behavior impact our organization's Partnering Intelligence?
  • What three things must we as leaders proactively do to keep and grow smart partners?
  • What are the core competencies a job candidate must possess in order to ensure our organization's partnering capabilities?
  • How do functional silos and rigid job descriptions impact organizational Partnering Intelligence?
  • What will accelerate the flow of information throughout our organization?
  • How can our organization achieve a balance between attaining results and satisfying employee's needs?

Powerhouse Partners brings together dozens of proprietary assessments, worksheets, case studies, and the unique Powerhouse Partner Model into one comprehensive system for fully integrating business strategy and human resources to build a strong organizational partnering capability.


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