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Why Your Partnership Needs a Champion #Success #Tips

by Employee on ‎06-13-2014 01:47 PM (27,976 Views)

“Champions are probably the most influential factor in creating a synergistic relationship that achieves a mighty purpose. Without at least one accomplished champion, the chance of successfully sustaining, nurturing, and transforming an alliance is virtually nil.” Robert Porter Lynch, How to Foster Champions


Porter goes on to explain some key characteristics of champions, summarized below:


  • Visionary
  • Energetic
  • Confident Optimist with “Can Do” Attitude
  • Team Player, Creates buy-in
  • Focuses the team on initiating things for the Greater Good
  • Passionate and Charismatic Crusader with powerful belief systems
  • Entrepreneurial, Risk Taker
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Tenacious, Perseverant, Loves Challenges
  • Sees adversity as opportunity

Champions are the passionate pioneers, the discoverers, the learners, the ones who will never accept mediocrity and are even willing to destroy what they’ve built in order to build something greater.


Does your team have a champion? Do they fit Porter’s profile? Share your thoughts below.