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How to gain cooperation, buy-in, and ownership

Including people in generating ideas creates support

Our success as leaders, managers, teams, or even in life will ultimately depend on how well we communicate. Communication  is the common thread throughout our learning events, performance coaching, process improvement projects, and mediation’s. Leaders, managers, and people of influence typically ask “how do I get cooperation, buy-in, and create ownership on my team or work group?” From our experience in many, many organizations, domestic and international, we have found that one of the three ways to attain cooperation, buy-in, and create ownership is to ask people what they think versus telling what to think or what you think. Asking questions is a powerful communication strategy, because it demonstrates you care enough -about the thoughts and opinions of others- to ask.

Mastering Leadership question(s): How do you get others to cooperate? What do you do to get buy-in on an idea? Is creating ownership important to getting things done on your team or work group?

Mastering Leadership Blog

Welcome to our blog!  The Gilder Group International has been empowering people in the workplace at all levels to excel for the benefit of all involved for decades.  Founded by Michelle Guilder in 2005, the Gilder Group has helped grow performance in companies ranging from early stage technology ventures to the Fortune 500.

We present this blog as a forum to inform, invite open dialogue, present guest blog entries from interesting voices, authorities and experts, and hope you will find it engaging and helpful.  We have five main areas:

Leadership Insights    Team Performance           Customer Service


Conflict Resolution           Communicating Ideas


Please learn and enjoy!   Join the conversation and submit a comment, question or idea.

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