Make your needs known upfront.
Don’t worry if someone will think you are needy or unreasonable.
We all have needs.
You can’t run from them and they will find out eventually.
Let your needs be seen.
Then be gracious.
Be willing to work for a win-win.
Let the other person’s needs be known.
Collaboration requires you to show up, be seen, and discover a path together.
Do the work.