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creating ownership

Read this morning a good blog post by Kevin Eikenberry about how leaders can create buy-in or ownership.  Here are his nine steps but I recommend you read the entire post.


  1. Be genuine.
  2. State your intention (sometimes). Most of the time it is a good idea to tell people what you are doing.
  3. Be prepared. Don’t shoot from the hip.
  4. Give context, not opinions.
  5. Talk about why.
  6. Ask. Yup, ask for their input. Get their ideas.
  7. Shut up and listen.
  8. Think “and”.  Leave your “but” mindset at home.
  9. Summarize and add as needed.