EI & Conflict Resolution: Persuasion George Washington Style
Persuasion is a key element of conflict resolution and negotiation. Being persuasive is also key to effective leadership. However, skills of persuasion don’t necessarily come naturally to everyone. With that in mind, below are some tips for persuasion.
Tips for Persuasion:
1) Focus on emotional appeal
2) Utilize the persuasion tools model
3) Use emotional intelligence to determine the level of intuition and influencing of your audience
If some of those terms are new, don’t panic. The video below dives into the concepts in more detail. And founding father, George Washington shows how it’s done.
Emotional Intelligence Scale for Persuasion Approaches:
- Low level of intuition but good level of influencing => use logic in negotiations
- Low level of intuition and poor level of influencing => use compromise
- High level of intuition and good influencing skills => use emotions
- Low level of intuition, and good level of influencing=> use logic
Go forth and persuade with confidence.
Photo Credits: Black and white lithograph by Currier and Ives, George Washington photo in video is from the Public Domain, Additional video photos from Dell’s Official Flickr page.