You meet someone who is highly recommended by a colleague.
As you get to know each other it seems as though you share the same philosophies about collaboration, clients, and conducting business.
Your businesses are a perfect complement so you enter into a partnership and jointly work with your first client.
Early in the relationship your partner starts to get territorial. It’s “their way or the highway.”
You try to identify how you might be contributing to the issue. You try to adapt your style. It doesn’t help.
You discuss the issue with your partner, but they don’t see it. In fact, they think these discussions are a testament to your fine working relationship - you two can talk about the tough issues and resolve them. But, they’re not getting resolved, just avoided or ignored.
And, they’re getting worse!
It’s starting to impact the client. They’re not just disregarding you. They’ve started acting this way toward the client.
Now what do you do?
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