Blog : Sparring Partner

7 keys to choosing the right sparring partner

Ask yourself the following questions. Does the person…

  1. Inspire trust when you meet them?
  2. Have credibility – do they have relevant first-hand experience (not just as a sparring partner but also first-hand experience as CEO or board member as well as of the specific situation or transformation you seek to achieve)
  3. Have references or case studies?
  4. Have a good grasp of strategy and where you want to take the organisation?
  5. Have good rapport and chemistry with you?
  6. Give you undivided attention and presence?
  7. Keep confidentiality