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5 Predictable Stages of Partnerships

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SOS 4 Your Business

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All partnerships, and all relationships go through five predictable stages. Knowing these stages is like having a map that will help you to accurately assess where you are in your partnerships, see where you have been and where you can go.  Knowing this will help you deal effectively with the particular concerns of the stage you are in.

Upsets, disagreements, miscommunications and misunderstandings are a predictable, inevitable and unavoidable part of the second stage. If you don't know that, you could easily misinterpret what is going on in the relationship, make inappropriate choices and miss important learning and growth opportunities. Each stage requires a different yet overlapping set of skills. Mastering partnership is about mastering these skills.