When partnering, it helps to be aware of all the things partners are capable of doing. Keeping a constantly updating file on these is ideal. It is very likely that at any given time, partners will have just the appropriate skills that we don’t, but that we desperately need.
Part of the challenge lies in having awareness of partner skills that are not the ones we sought them out for. How do we have that “I didn’t know you did that!” moment as early as possible.
When working with partners, it is not enough just to know our own strengths and limitations, it is also necessary to know how partners can help us to enhance the prior and overcome the latter.