The art of persuasion is an important tool to have as a business leader. Being able to convince someone that they should change their beliefs or do something that you suggest instead is imperative to getting what you want at work. Whether this is securing a business deal, getting employee buy-in on a new company process or getting something for nothing, being able to persuade someone is a crucial ability in the business.
Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Founder of The Muse, wrote an article for the publication that reflected on her financial struggles as a cash-strapped New Yorker and her practice of approaching food trucks at the end of the trading day to try and haggle for freebies.
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