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SIMPLE TRUTHS: WE WILL ONLY WIN THIS - AND OTHER CONFLICTS - WITH ALLIES ON THE GROUND

Marjan Ehsassi | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Marjan Ehsassi

President Obama has signaled a "new phase" in the fight against the Islamic State as we send 1,500 additional Americans into Iraq to train and advise ...

Co-ops for Creative Diversity

Mark Renshaw | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business
Mark Renshaw

Competitors, who may not appear as such today, could be partners of tomorrow. The industry needs to step up to the challenge of new ways of working and realize its unique strengths and capabilities, while recognizing those of possible partners.

7 Simple Secrets to an Amazing Relationship

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Of all the relationships we experience, love relationships are perhaps the most complex. They are strenuous in that they take a real toll on our emoti...

Putting the Breaks on a Back-Peddling Man

Susan Winter | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

The need to control an undesirable situation by pushing or pulling a partner into compliance is the root of all torment. All we can do is improve ourselves. We can't coerce others or make them want us. But we can show up in a way that allows us to shine, no matter what the outcome.

Meet Mitch: Climbing Through the Ranks of a Growing Startup

Brian Kil | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Brian Kil

Hearing stories of people breaking into startups is something that's dear to my heart but also seeing the trajectory of others' careers evolve within the startup community is another beast in itself.

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Tom Sheridan | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Tom Sheridan

"What are the major social risks in my business?" and "Who are the partners I need to help mitigate that risk substantively and publicly?" and "What's the public policy goal we can partner around?"

How to Market Your Business Without Hating Every Minute

Britt Bolnick | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
Britt Bolnick

Here's the funny thing about being in business for yourself -- if you're not comfortable with visibility it can be really hard to put yourself and your business out there in a way that attracts new clients.

Taking Partnerships to the Next Level

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

When the mission of a nonprofit is well-aligned with the social impact goals of a for-profit partner, together they can help to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to the most pressing social and economic problems.

Why a Good Business Partner Can Be Bad

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

Too often we hear reasons as to why business partners can be bad. If you have an argument, then who gets the business? What if one partner doesn't pull their weight? However, I'm coming from a different perspective.

Wiggle Room: Making a Case for NGO Partnerships

Barry Segal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

My experience tells me that when responsible NGOs work together, often across sectors, we gain efficiencies of scale in the delivery of highly-specialized services. In the end, larger swaths of the population are touched by not just one, but an array of these life-improving inputs and we begin to see our combined efforts improve lives in meaningful and lasting ways.

Competitive vs. Creative: Three Steps to Avoid Sleeping With the Enemy and Establish Collaboration Success

Kim Harris | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Kim Harris

Great collaborations are built on mutual respect, trust and creativity. The mistake that a lot of entrepreneurs make is assuming that just because they are familiar or acquainted with someone that they would make an ideal partner in a collaborative effort. Not always the case.

Joint Venture: Business Agreement for International Trade

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

You must keep in mind that a joint venture is particularly aimed at obtaining the respective commercial benefits, but does not include all business or economic activities of the participating members.

Lessons Learned From the Softball Field on the Power of Collaboration

Suzanne McKenzie | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Suzanne McKenzie

The most effective partnerships are forged when people build on one another's strengths, resulting in more than they could accomplish on their own.

An Emergent Approach to School-Community-Family Partnerships

Martin J. Blank | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

The recent article on Strategic Philanthropy for A Complex World explored the idea of an "emergent approach to philanthropy." It evoked several thoug...

Change, Dance and Hoover: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

Change is inevitable, growth is optional. Change will happen, everything will change, but if you embrace it and are open to it, then life can change for you.

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

Navigating the Culture of Schools and Communities

Martin J. Blank | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Brooke Troutman, a Northwestern University intern with the Coalition for Community Schools, at the Institute for Educational Leadership, contributed t...

Yes, Dads Really Can Handle It

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Jessica McNeill Azar

Why is it that people automatically think that men are unable to care for their kids while the mom is away for a few days?

The Two Different Meanings of a Breakup

Susan Winter | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

How do you know the correct message within a breakup speech? How can you tell if it's definitive, or a threat set up as a test?

Using Research to Ensure an Education Program Actually Works

Katherine Damkohler | Posted 07.30.2014 | Education
Katherine Damkohler

In the early 1990's I was hired as the principal of a school that was slated for closure in one year, and so my job was to prepare the students to ...

Why We Pick the Partners We Do

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Fisher's takeaways shake up some of our belief systems about men. My first stop from the Fisher study was to focus on personality traits to see if I picked the "right partner" in both of my marriages. I loved what I discovered and yes, I did well with both my picks.

Confessions of a Lazy Lover

Susan Winter | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

I'm certain this current attitude is a passing, yet necessary phase. Perhaps it's the realization that partnership is not the only means by which to experience love. To love oneself without the need of "another" to ignite that flame, is to own a love that's eternal.

Trust and Transparency are a Two Way Street

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Valerie S. Lies

The mutual responsibility for ensuring a transparent grants process resides with both the government agency granting the funds and the organizations that receive them. Let's start with the organizations.

It's an Investment, Not a Cost: High Seas Management on the Table at The Hague for the Global Ocean Action Summit

Sebastian Troeng | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Sebastian Troeng

The High Seas support more than 10 percent of the world's fisheries, share migratory fish and large animal populations with nearshore areas and make up 58 percent of the world's oceans or more than 40 percent of the planet's surface.

Partnering for Impact: A Q&A with Domtar

Javier Flaim | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Javier Flaim

Sustainability is one of the most far-reaching issues of our time. To impart measurable change, neither individuals nor companies can do it alone. Thi...