Find Your Perfect Partners

December 2006
by Bobbye Middendorf

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Find Your Perfect Partners

 

by Bobbye Middendorf

 

No publisher is an island.
Publishers need partners to accomplish goals, but one person’s great
partnership is someone else’s circle of hell. How can you achieve your goals
through partnerships that work for you?

 

The following questions will help
you work through both a self-reflective process and a proactive process to seek
a perfect partnership.

 

Getting Started

 

For each potential partnership,
begin by looking at what you bring to the table.

 

·      What are your relevant skills,
strengths, experience, and knowledge?

·      Where do you need support or
another skill set?

·      How do you prefer to work? Fast or
faster? Early or late? Detail oriented or big picture? Hands-on or delegating?

·      What is your ideal day or your
ideal set of activities in the relevant areas? Identify what you personally
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