Enhancing or Replacing? Navigating the Future of Alliance Management with AI

Alliance management is a critical function that builds and maintains successful long-term partnerships between organisations. As an Alliance Manager, you juggle multiple tasks, from contract negotiation to cross-team communication and […]

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Unlocking Alliance Excellence: The Crucial Role of Leadership

Leadership is a multifaceted concept that can take on various meanings, depending on one’s perspective. When delving into the realm of leadership within alliances and partnerships, the complexity further intensifies […]

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The Crucial Role of Governance in Determining Alliance Success

The difference between alliance success and alliance failure can be attributed to various factors. Yet, when we distil it to the most crucial elements of alliance success, governance emerges as […]

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Unlock the Power of Alliances

Creating Successful Partnerships In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the power of partnerships cannot be overstated! Whether you’re a seasoned professional already involved in different exciting alliances or you’re just […]

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Four Elements of a Collaborative Mindset

What does good collaboration require from you, and especially from your [collaborative] mindset? Can you just “do it” and collaborate for your own advantage, or is there more required to […]

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Alliance Failure and Alliance Success: The 80% Rule

The research into alliance failure and success rates continues to display a broad spectrum of figures. The figures range from a mere 20% alliance failure rate at best, to a […]

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The Importance of Timely Legal Involvement in Alliance Activities

A recent client conversation brought to mind a valuable lesson I learned about the significance of involving legal expertise in a timely manner relating to the process of forming alliances. […]

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The Importance of Conducting an Alliance Health Check

When I engage in discussions about the significance of an Alliance Health Check, I often encounter unanimous agreement. Everyone acknowledges its importance and recognises the value it can bring to […]

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Alliances are not Magic Wands!

In the realm of strategic alliances, there are two types of executives in the business world, those who truly understand alliances and those who do not. The first group is […]

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Alliance Management is a Profession

A few years ago, I encountered a problem with a dripping water tap. Armed with the necessary tools and a spare rubber, I confidently turned off the main water supply, […]

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Trust Arrives on Foot and Leaves on Horseback

“Trust arrives on foot and leaves on horseback” – this saying, attributed to Johan Thorbecke, the Dutch politician who played a role in establishing our country’s first constitution in 1848, […]

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What is the Difference Between a Partnership and an Alliance?

Quite regularly people ask me what the difference is between a partnership and an alliance. It’s an intriguing question with various possible answers. The responses range from “There is no […]

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