Seth is a motivational speaker and keynote speaker. He uses storytelling and communication exercises to help build strong business communities and ignite positive organizational change.
Take the time to define why the partnership is important to you. Write it down and review it regularly. Let your reasons guide its development.
Do this through informal conversations, over the phone, via email, over coffee. These conversations will educate you, providing you with multiple perspectives on how to get the most out of your partnership. Share what you learn with your partners.
Initiate conversations with partners on a regular basis. Ask for ideas and feedback. Get to know their perspective. Trust can be defined as, the knowledge that someone will act with your best interest in mind. Learn from your partner everything that you need to know so you can act in their best interest.