Influencing and persuading

December 19th, 2013 @

Two parents raise a child in the same household, enforcing the same rules. One parent gets cheerful compliance, and the other gets resistance. Why? Two managers work together running a business. All employees work regularly for both of them. When the first manager needs extra help and asks people to work late, they do so [...]

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Effective persuasion with children

December 19th, 2013 @

Parents try to convince their children of various things daily such as getting ready for school, doing homework, eating healthy foods, sharing toys, adopting certain ideas, and picking a certain career or life path. To influence their children in a particular direction, parents employ different methods such as reasoning, encouraging, threatening, coaxing, begging, and shaming. [...]

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The Art of Persuasion

December 19th, 2013 @

Have you ever tried to get your employees, friends or family members to do something and they did not? What methods did you use? Do you force others into action? How does that usually go? Do they become more resistant or carry out the task reluctantly with poor results? If you want to convince people [...]

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