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“Partnering” by Jean Oelwang

Tangible lessons from 65+ of the world's most remarkable partnerships.

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5th Degree of Connection


Take the heat out of conflict and turn it into learning opportunities.

Watch the video above for a concise but meaningful overview of Celebrating Friction.

Ignite sparks of creative combustion for shared solutions and greater connection, staying all-in and focused on something bigger.

Synergy. Martin Hill and Philippa Jones

Synergy. Martin Hill and Philippa Jones

Using our partnerships as safe spaces to learn how to disagree and how to turn friction into learning moments has never been more important. Celebrating friction can help us navigate a society prone to conflict, anxiety, and fear.

We need to cultivate the humility to realize that we don’t have all the answers and that the people we surround ourselves with can be our best teachers and support systems.

5th Degree of Connection Exercise

The Other 99 Things

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Remember the 99 things you love about someone when that one irritating thing happens. A sound perspective can always lift you above the petty rivalries and disagreements and allow you to turn friction into positive energy towards your mission.

Consider 99 things that you love about a Deep Connection. Write down the first thing that comes to mind.

Next time you see them, share this
powerful thought with them.

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