The Purpose Of The Human Side Of Partnership

Why Is Partnership So Important?

Whether you are the owner or CEO of a business, an emerging young leader or a pastor in your local church, we can all agree on this: Partnerships are crucial in all facets of life.

Nations are built by governments. Companies flourish when high-performing teams are aligned. Families are steadied by solid relationships.

Quality partnerships are an expression and celebration of our humanity. When we learn that we need people as much as they need us, we unlock the doors to the impossible.

6-time NBA Champion Michael Jordan once remarked, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

His coach, the legendary Phil Jackson, shared, “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success,” posits Henry Ford, American industrialist and founder of Ford Motor Company.

Here are three simple reasons why partnerships are so important:

  1. Partnerships are a force multiplier
    Partnerships are a force multiplier because they allow people the space and opportunity to combine skillsets, knowledge and resources in order to achieve a common goal. Although a team dynamic introduces differences, it can also be powerful - leading to a wider range of solutions, perspectives and approaches.

  2. Partnerships provide opportunities
    In the meeting of minds, hearts and hands, fresh opportunities abound. Partnerships help businesses access new markets and reach new audiences; provide leaders with valuable support systems and fresh connections.

  3. Partnerships are essential to the soul
    Partnerships are essential to the soul because they bring people together. Nothing is closer to being human than when we learn to live, love, and work together. Overall, partnerships are a crucial part of human society, as they help create a better future for ourselves and for others.

Register now to learn from top role models and current thinkers around the region and world and network with fellow participants to take your partnerships to the next level!

We hope that you will join us in discovering the human side of partnerships at ELC 2023.