A client recently presented me with the following situation. For a common online presence, he has entered into an alliance with two local businesses. Since the initial 'agreement' was reached, the alliance has been marked by internal conflicts not only concerning reponsibilities and leadership, but also budgets and appropriateness of tasks.
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Johann is a successful Marketing Manager for an international engineering company and enjoys his work immensely. In his mid-40s, happily married with young children, he complained about how little time he was able to spend with his family, even when he wasn't travelling – simply too much work with unrealistic deadlines. He also talked about his wife who gave up a career in management to return to nursing which she loved.