Monday, 23 July 2012

It's a dog's life

I'm putting together a hints & tips sheet on persuading and negotiating skills. As you would probably expect, my starting point was the internet.

Buried amongst sensible advice such as mirroring people's actions, framing the conversation correctly and  speaking confidently, was this gem:

"Put a photo of you and a dog on your desk. This will give people the impression you're loyal to them and inspire them to be loyal to you."

Certainly not a tip that has been handed to me on any previous training I've been on, I have to say.

I wonder if the type of dog matters? If I had a picture of me and a rottweiler would people make different assumptions than me with a poodle? Would my career path have been vastly different had I kept said photo of myself and random dog on my desk from day one?

I guess some things are just destined to remain life's mysteries...

1 comment:

  1. Mobile working would mean that the pic would have to be carried around with you everywhere. Now THAT'S loyalty!!