Some of the most successful people in the world all have a secret power: their partnerships.
Our individualistic society has created a cult of self-interest. The result: fear, division, and domination, which has crushed our ability to relate meaningfully to each other and diminished our ability to innovate and collaborate.
Jean Oelwang, founding CEO and Trustee of Virgin Unite, has interviewed over 60 business and life partnerships – including Desmond and Leah Tutu, and Ben and Jerry – revealing how to nurture relationships with depth and purpose. These kinds of deep connections have a profound ripple effect on everything we do, supporting us to achieve more, withstand anything and amplify impact. Enduring partnerships are the foundation of a meaningful life as well as the backbone of any successful organisation. In this book she unpicks the values that connect great partners, offering practical tools for staying in sync, disagreeing respectfully and a blueprint for expanding small partnerships into large-scale collaborations.
Packed with wisdom to nourish the relationships that give us strength and meaning, Partnering is a call-to-action for individuals resisting individualism to lead with purpose and impact.