Peter Simoons

Be Flexible in Transitioning the Partnership

Peter Simoons

Tip 15: Be Flexible in Transitioning the Partnership. French essayist Francois de La Rochefoucauld once wrote that the only thing constant in life is change. As clichéd as it may sound, it is indeed true.

Ansible Automation

Compare The Cloud

Over the past couple of years, and especially during the pandemic, we have been approached by a number of clients looking to adopt more automation in the way they administer and deploy their IT estate.

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Data Sharing Rests Upon Human Connection

PartnerTap

Data sharing is essential to driving revenue with your partners. Channel managers need visibility into global ecosystem overlap, so they know which accounts to target with their various partners.

Global Insight into Future Growth

EGA

Within the Executive Growth Alliance, peers from US, Europe, Latin America and Africa collaborate to solve Specific Actionable Challenges.

Collaborative Leadership Development

Peter Simoons

You are a successful leader. You want to sustain and increase your leadership success, with your team and in collaboration with other organisations in alliances, partnerships and ecosystems.

Prepare Your Partnership by Following a Structured Alliance Process

Peter Simoons

Tip 14: Prepare Your Partnership by Following a Structured Alliance Process. Remember how we mentioned earlier, that you need to be in the winning side of the 80% rule if you want your partnership to succeed?

Getting to the “Heart” of Racial Equity

Board Source

There’s a lovely expression that many of us in the Black community use when we want to repair strained relationships with each other; it’s an expression that always moves me when I hear it.

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Singing, Doodling, and Other Unexpected Skills: Bringing More “You” to Work

Partners Preceptors

By Christina Neuhauser, SHRM-SCP Often, we get so caught up in trying to get through the day that it can be difficult to step back and look for ways to change the routine and shift our focus.

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Be Clear on the Roles and Responsibilities

Peter Simoons

Tip 10: Be Clear on the Roles and Responsibilities. Anyone who has been in a marriage or long-term relationship would know that maintaining such a relationship takes a lot of work.

Why talent is overrated

Stellar Partnerships

I have just read Angela Duckworth’s book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. It’s filled with evidence, case studies and stories of how and why talent will only take you so far.

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The March Continues

Board Source

I believe I’ll remember the images of last summer’s racial justice marches for the rest of my life – largely for a reason that I didn’t expect. It wasn’t just the number of protests around the country that inspired me, or even the size of the crowds (impressive as they were).

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The Healing Potential of the Nonprofit Sector

Board Source

Today is the National Day of Racial Healing , which takes place each year the day after Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Building the Boards We Need

Board Source

For almost 30 years, I’ve been part of a sector-wide conversation about the lack of diversity on nonprofit boards and the need to do better. In retrospect, I realize that our initial arguments were grounded primarily in a belief in the importance of representation.

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Making Sense of Cloud: Understanding Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Distributed Cloud

Compare The Cloud

There are a variety of cloud computing solutions that you can leverage to meet your business needs. The most popular are multi-cloud computing, hybrid cloud computing, and distributed cloud.

Billy Shore Responds to Purpose-Driven Board Leadership Framework

Board Source

Billy Shore of Share Our Strength , the parent organization for the No Kid Hungry campaign, responds to BoardSource’s CEO, Anne Wallestad's new way of framing the nonprofit board’s role, and a call for what we’ve termed “Purpose-Driven Board Leadership.”. “

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Hello from the other side

Stellar Partnerships

Them and us. It’s tempting to think of corporates as hard-nosed, profit making machines. But they’re filled with living, breathing humans that are trying their best to get through the day. Non-profits don’t have a monopoly on compassion, ingenuity or virtue.

5 Ways to Boost Employee Satisfaction with Technology

Compare The Cloud

If we have learned anything in 2020, it’s that investing in our employees is the only way to stay afloat. This has always been true, of course, because even without a global crisis on our hands, there is no denying that our employees are the main driving force behind sustainability and growth.

Where is the Reporting Line for an Alliance Team?

Peter Simoons

Last week I was asked a question about where would be the best location for an alliance & partnerships team in an organisation for reporting purposes. Like with many things in alliances & partnerships there isn’t one single answer that fits all organisations!

How to Improve Organizational Resilience with the Cloud

Compare The Cloud

Given the pivotal role IT infrastructure plays in the functioning of organisations today, any downtime can be costly. Therefore, the stability of the IT backbone which includes the cloud as an important component plays a huge role in building the organisation’s resilience.

KNOW THYSELF – THE PATH TO WISDOM

Be Partner Ready

You’ve probably heard of the good ol’ SWOT analysis. A business imperative that’s one of the first things you’re often taught in any sort of business/marketing/communication course.

Are you Collaborating with your Competitors?

Peter Simoons

Coopetition, according to the dictionary, is “collaboration between business competitors, in the hope of mutually beneficial results”. Coopetition seems to be a word that finds its origin in the 1980s and slowly but steadily has grown into a common form of alliances and partnerships.

Measuring Up

Stellar Partnerships

My neighbour Andrew is a MAMIL* and loves cycling. Every Saturday afternoon he squeezes his gangly frame into a lycra suit covered with the names of sponsors he doesn’t have and relives the Tour de France around the bay in Melbourne.

HOW CLOUD ACCOUNTING CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS CONTINUITY

Compare The Cloud

The events of this year has led to many businesses revisiting their business continuity plans – in some cases for the first time since they were created.

M&A: The Sales Enablement Revenue Opportunity [Part 2]

PartnerTap

Whether your company has acquired three companies, or 300 companies, you know how hard it is to get sales teams working and selling together. Many acquisitions fail to generate the expected revenue growth because they can’t operationalize a joint sales motion.

Understand the Cultural Differences

Peter Simoons

Tip 8: Understand the Cultural Differences. When two people begin occupying the same space – as roommates or dorm-mates, as co-workers using the same office, as a couple living together – one of the many possible sources of conflict that can spring between them is the way they do things.

The Value of Lived Experience

Board Source

A couple of years ago, I attended a national conference of government officials focused on advancing racial equity in their communities.

Billy Shore Responds to Purpose-Driven Board Leadership Framework

Board Source

Billy Shore of Share Our Strength , the parent organization for the No Kid Hungry campaign, responds to BoardSource’s CEO, Anne Wallestad's new way of framing the nonprofit board’s role, and a call for what we’ve termed “Purpose-Driven Board Leadership.”. “

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Keeping it fresh

Stellar Partnerships

Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her platinum jubilee next year. That’s 70 years of shaking hands, cutting ribbons and making her subjects feel special. I’ve wondered how she manages to keep up the enthusiasm.

It’s Your Fault! – Getting the Blame in Coaching

Peter Simoons

“ It’s your fault! said the executive to me with a big smile when he welcomed me to our next coaching meeting. My coaching engagement with him started with a question, “ My new role requires me to collaborate more with others and I am not comfortable doing that. Can you help me? ”.

Greatness Is Not For You

Jesse Lynn Stoner

What do you believe about greatness? Do you hear the call to greatness or is it reserved for a select special few? Great Quotes on Greatness “Everyone has the power for greatness — not for fame, but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

How Can You Get The Most Out of Your CoSelling Partnerships?

CoSell Blog

We’re all looking to get the most out of our co-selling partnerships. To give you a head start, we interviewed 6 top sales leaders. Here, we’re sharing their insights and offering answers to frequently asked questions about how to super-charge your co-selling partnerships.

The 4 C’s of Effective Advocacy During COVID-19

Partners Preceptors

During a conversation last week with veteran lobbyists about how COVID-19 will impact advocacy, it became clear that there are four keys to effectively advocating your member’s concerns in 2021 and beyond: Contacts, Conciseness, Coalitions, and Communication.

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Starting an MSP Backup and Recovery Service: IT Partner Options

Channel Insider

Backup and recovery has always been a critical IT issue but in the wake of a plague of crippling ransomware attacks, data protection is now a top priority for almost every organization of any size.

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4 Tips for Taking Action and Growing Your Contacts

CoSell Blog

Before we jump into the mindset of making warm introductions, let’s look at how to take action. Action, as you know, is what separates wishers from successful people. There are some key tips and tricks to apply. You may know some of these from traditional marketing and virtual marketing.

Rejection or opportunity? What to do with a ‘no’.

Stellar Partnerships

Outside my local shopping centre there was a young man begging. I’d always stop to chat to him and pat his little dog. Benjamin had a tough story of homelessness, poor mental health and abuse that’s led him to living on the street.