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The toxic elements in your alliance and team

At the moment of writing this column, I am leaving our new house behind for a day. After we bought the house, it turned out to have asbestos in the roof boarding and today this will be removed. Asbestos, once...

What’s next?

Do you ever wonder what is next for you in your journey? I do, in so many situations. Take for instance the journey of our home improvement project for our new house. During the first three weeks we worked on...

Getting to know each other in alliance creation

Last week I facilitated an alliance creation workshop between two organizations who are in the process of creating a new alliance. These organizations have a long history of working together and they know each other already very well. Knowing your...

Questions and Answers about the Alliance Mastermind

Over the past few weeks I have received a number of practical questions about the Alliance Mastermind program. Questions that I answered already one-on-one, but I felt that t might also be good to share these Q&A’s with you. Q:...

New insights and improved alliance skills

In many professions it is mandatory to stay current on your skills. In the Airline industry for instance, cockpit and cabin crew need to follow an annual training in order to stay current. It is a healthy habit that we...

Guaranteed new results for your alliances

Best practices should lead to proven results. This will save you time and money and it will lead to healthier alliances with your partners. When working with such a group of healthy alliance partners, you can easily discover new opportunities...

A new home and an Alliance Mastermind

Today it is already the first of October! An exciting day for me, as we are signing the contract for our new house; a small farmhouse in the Eastern part of the Netherlands. The house comes with an old orchard...

How to bring your alliance organization to the next level?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a simple recipe for alliance success? That thought might have crossed your mind once or twice when in alliances. However, alliances are not that simple. Many of our answers to challenging questions start with...

There is nothing wrong with her, is there?

“There is nothing wrong with her, is there?” Whenever I start a coaching engagement and do a round of stakeholder interviews, there is almost always someone who asks me this question about the person I am coaching. Involving the stakeholders...

Small and Medium Enterprises: How do you create alliances?

Most of the examples of strategic alliances and partnership I use in my work are examples from the corporate world. Large organizations that work together with large organizations. These examples are known for mainly two reasons: the corporations publish press...

7 Steps to improved Alliance success

"How do you define alliance success?"   It seems like such a simple question. Doesn't it? It is a question that always leads to a lively discussion in the Alliance Masterclasses. Success can mean different things to different people. With...

Why walking is good for your business

I never used to be much of a walker. I usually started my days with a run, but walking? No thanks! That has changed completely since I walked to Santiago de Compostela for the first time in 2013. It made...