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As a builder, you may not be subjected to job performance evaluations within your company, but how do you think you rate in the category "Works well with others"? Considering that trade contractors are an indispensable part of the homebuilding business, it makes sense to give your trade relationships a health check. It's not all about you, especially in a market troubled by labor shortages, and especially if your trade contractor is more organized than you are. Building Partnerships: How to Work with Trade Contractors by Bob Whitten (1999, Home Builder Press, 1201 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005; 800/223-2665; www.Builder Books.com; $29) takes a look at the issues and practical concerns of getting the job done to everyone's