Having a strong grasp of influencing skills and understanding the finer points of persuasion can help increase your chances of achieving goals.
Thinkers and political advisors, from Machiavelli to Henry Kissinger, have viewed influence as power.
Now, one might rightly question the moral status of that view, given the status of those figures—it’s not as if we employ the term “Machiavellian” as a moral compliment, after all.
That being said, learning influencing skills doesn’t mean having to engage in a “Dirty Hands” approach.
Here is a broad overview of the different methods of persuasion and influencing skills…