Mutuality on a spectrum: Ownership and Buy-In

  • Michael Anthony Cornell African Leadership Centre, King’s College London
Keywords: leadership, mutuality, ownership


Mutuality in leadership is the intangible element that connects leaders and followers together. Mutuality produces lasting results from the relationship of shared goals between leader and follower. However, there are degrees of mutuality that will dictate the type and longevity of a result. Buy-in and ownership are two degrees of mutuality that need dissection in order to understand the link between leaders and followers. Buy-in and ownership are often used interchangeably, but the application of each in relationship to mutuality differ significantly.
How to Cite
Cornell, M. (2019). Mutuality on a spectrum: Ownership and Buy-In. Leadership & Developing Societies, 3(1).