1. Getting more done.
There are only so many hours in the day. Solo leaders often have to choose between working around the clock or else not getting everything done. Many leaders feel perpetually behind.
A partner can add hours to your day, and days to your week.
2. Getting smarter faster.
Solo leaders are often starved for feedback on their skills, habits, and knowledge. A partner offers you a different skillset and perspective. A partner can help you see your blindspots.
A partner can make you a better teacher – and a better student – of your work.
3. Sustaining, growing, adapting.
The most effective solo leaders often end up indispensable. This is a blessing and a curse. They may be unable to step away, chained to their phone on nights, weekends, or vacations. They may be unable to pursue new growth opportunities. They become victims of own success, stuck and stagnating.
A partner can allow the transfer of knowledge and responsibility to happen on the job. Every. Single. Day.