Talent Management Truths

Getting Stakeholder Buy-in with Lisa Mitchell

January 10, 2024 Lisa Mitchell Episode 111
Talent Management Truths
Getting Stakeholder Buy-in with Lisa Mitchell
Show Notes

“Given Talent Leaders are stuck in the sticky organizational middle, EVERYONE is a stakeholder.”

- Lisa Mitchell

How can we make the buy-in part of the process EASIER and more ELEGANT?    

Today’s episode is a solo one.  The need for stakeholder buy-in is constant for all Talent leaders.   Yet there are common pitfalls and mistakes made that make some initiatives more difficult or worse, fail.  That’s why I decided it was time to talk about the challenges and how to avoid them, and give you some questions you can take away to think about that will help you be more successful at getting buy-in.

I’d love to hear YOUR thoughts on getting stakeholder buy-in.  Seriously!   How do you do this?  What trips you up sometimes?    Send me an email at lisa@greenappleconsulting.ca, or a message via Linkedin.   

In this episode of Talent Management Truths, you’ll discover:

Some key challenges with getting buy-in

  • Questions to ask yourself to help you work through a situation with a stakeholder who has resisted buying into a solution you have proposed:
    • What is NOT within your control?
    • What IS within your control?  
    • If you couldn’t fail and there was no fear of the response you might get, what new approach would you try?
  • Mistakes Talent Leaders make when trying to get buy-in - and how to avoid these


Are you a Talent leader who is longing for a safe place to bounce ideas off of? In addition to my group programs I work privately with a select few clients as their Talent Management Thought Partner. I will help you, over the next 90 days, create the space, the intention and the strategy to implement an initiative that is CRITICAL to your team. Let’s chat and see if there’s a fit. Book me online at greenappleconsulting.ca/contact 

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