Mutuality on a spectrum: Ownership and Buy-In

  • Michael Cornell King's College London


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.

Author Biography

Michael Cornell, King's College London
Michael Cornell is a UK-based former United States Marine Corps Officer with corporate experience.
How to Cite
Cornell, M. (2019). Mutuality on a spectrum: Ownership and Buy-In. Leadership & Developing Societies, 3(1). Retrieved from