The Art of the Buy-In

by | Nov 8, 2021 | Leadership


Last month, G/O Media made headlines for the wrong reason. The short version of the story is that the company ordered staff to return to the office. The employees had concerns about this new policy, tried to raise those concerns, were not heard, and staged a stand-off with the company.

There are so many poor leadership examples we could highlight from this story, but the one I want to focus on today is buy-in. The leadership team was trying to force compliance instead of cultivating commitment.

Leaders have to pursue buy-in if they want to increase their influence. In today’s Your Leadership Coach video, I share 4 tips on how we can create that buy-in. Check it out below.



Game Plan

Think about a time when you wanted to start a new initiative or make changes to an existing process. This could be at work or with your family.

How did that situation go?

Based upon what you learned in this video, how can you get more buy-in on the front end next time a similar situation arises?


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