Persuasion

How To Change Your Boss’s Mind

How To Change Your Boss’s Mind

A lot of advice about persuasion assumes a relatively equal power dynamic. But sometimes you need to persuade someone higher up than you in a hierarchy: your boss, their boss, a project leader. For that you need four specific strategies: focus on common goals, get to a neutral space, let…

How To Talk About Hurricanes With Climate Change Deniers

How To Talk About Hurricanes With Climate Change Deniers

The Earth is getting warmer. That’s a fact. And as the Earth gets warmer, we expect to see larger and stronger hurricanes. Also a fact. But there are folks denying these facts, even to the point of blaming the liberal media for the fact that hurricanes are in the news.