I often write in the blog about what it takes to become more persuasive in the workplace (including this column I wrote last year for Profit Magazine). A few weeks ago, one of my professional colleagues offered me a perspective I’ve never considered before, one that caught my attention enough that I want to share it with you. She said that when you seek to influence others, you can make your message more persuasive simply by adapting the classic villain-victim-hero action story-telling technique. Let me explain.
The customary formula for writing an action story requires that you have at least one villain, one victim and one hero. And you can do the same for the business world. But when you adapt this formula for the workplace, Continue reading