by LaRae Quy
Contrary to what many people believe, FBI agents use persuasion to get the job done in the majority of cases—not brute strength or other bullying tactics.
And as managers, executives and leaders, persuasion is a skill that is as instrumental to your success as it is to an FBI agent.
Persuasion, at its core, requires emotional intelligence because it is essential that you have enough awareness of emotions to develop rapport with another individual.
Here are 10 tricks of the FBI trade that will help you to get people to lean toward your way of thinking when it matters most:
1. Leave a strong first impression
There is a reason FBI agents wear suits and work out every day. They portray the image of someone who is both professional and capable of handling themselves in every situation. Most people make snap decisions within the first few seconds of meeting you. They then spend the rest of the conversation justifying ...(register to read more)