Power and Influence in Business
Overview: You are attempting to positively influence someone; that is, use your power of persuasion to accomplish something good. This can be a friend, family member, or coworker. Here are some examples of things to achieve, but what you choose to do is entirely up to you. Important note: You should not do anything illegal or that may in some way cause physical, mental, or emotional harm to yourself or others. Examples: Persuade someone to give (not lend) you some amount of money greater than $.25 and no more than $1.00 that you will give to a charity or person in need. Persuade someone to read a particularly good book. Convince a friend to donate to your favorite charity. Answer: 1. Choose a positive action that you will attempt to accomplish through the power of persuasion. 2. Complete this action. 3. Compose a document in which you: a. Describe what you attempted to achieve. b. Describe the outcome, including whether or not you were successful c. Describe the approach or tactic you used. . Describe the person’s reaction to your tactics e. Explain whether or not you would choose a different approach or tactic if you were to attempt this again.