Do Flirty Women Finish First?
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So how exactly does one go about flirting effectively on the job? “The key is to flirt with your own natural personality in mind,” Kray advises. “Be authentic. Have fun. That will translate into confidence, which is a strong predictor of negotiation performance.”
But be careful! Don’t be too nice about it. Kray notes that research has also shown that “if feminine charm inadvertently signals low competitive intent, it may decrease rather than increase female negotiators’ economic payoffs.”
So I guess the big bucks come from flirtiness-with-an-edge. Friendliness with a twist. The idea quickly descends into a comical vision of an ingratiating dominatrix wielding a velvet hammer. But it might be fun to try.
You might want to resist the urge to snap young men on the fanny, though. Unless your nickname is already Iron Lady.