Acumen in Action #12 / Seeing the Big Picture

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Get your team together! 

 

Lesson outline:  

  1. Activity: Read through the lesson

  2. Discussion: Answer the questions

  3. Report: Insights and a team selfie

 

Quest: 

Make a goal that gets you excited about your career.

Goal:

Recognize that every role matters and how seemingly small decisions can impact performance in big ways.

Choosing a business partner is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting a successful venture. Think Hewlett and Packard, Jobs and the Woz, Gates and Allen, and Ben and Jerry. But a “venture” isn’t just about two people starting a company out of their garage, or two Ivy League grads looking to shake up an industry. Business ventures happen all the time and they require talented people who think and act like a good business partner would.

So whether you’re sitting in Starbucks dreaming of an IPO or you’re in a team meeting discussing your next big initiative – chances are pretty good that you’re going to need some help, but not just any old help. You need partners, people who are just as interested in a successful venture as you are.

If you’re starting your own business your partner could be your college buddy, your career mentor, or your brother-in-law who’s rich with cash. If you’re gainfully employed your partner could be your team, your colleague down the hall, or your peer from a different part of the business. Either way, to get tangible, measurable results consistently over time, you must be able to select good business partners.

Worksheet:

👇🏼 Print out a worksheet for each team member before you get started. 👇🏼