Working in partnerships – 7 important conversation topics

It can be exciting when you have an opportunity to work in partnership with another person, department or organisation and you’ll be keen to move forward. But, how do you make sure this partnership works ….and lasts? A Partnership is defined as “an ongoing relationship where...

What is a Business Partner?

Have you been told that you need to operate more like a Business Partner? Do you have the words ‘Business Partner’ in your job title? Are you wondering what on earth that means?   So, what is a Business Partner? and How is it different from other roles For me,...

Business Partnering – what you need to know about your client

You’ve just had an initial conversation with a new client who is the head of service within a medium sized organisation… the initial meeting went well, you established your credibility (using the techniques outline in our earlier Developing Credibility blog), you’ve gathered information about the...

Business Partnering – How to Develop your Credibility

Does your role involve you helping senior managers make effective business decisions? Have you moved from being a specialist 'expert’ to working alongside managers in a more consultative way? Is there an expectation that you need to be operating as a Business Partner with your internal or...