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Stewardship, 2nd Edition by Peter Block

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Four Requirements of Partnership

Partnership is a broad business strategy, and it can also be expressed in very specific ways. Four requirements need to be met to have a real partnership.

1. Exchange of Purpose

Each partner has to struggle with defining purpose and then engage in dialogue with others about what they are trying to create. Patriarchy has those at the top define purpose for the organization. In the traditional process, management creates its vision and then the enrollment process begins. Those in the middle and below are told the vision, reminded why it is critical, and given PowerPoint decks so they can pass on the message. The task of the middle and below is to enroll others in the vision. Sign up now, click here to log on, show ...

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