Grassroot Diplomat Talks Podcast: Self-Development in Diplomacy and International Relations



The lives of other people are in your hands, but higher education has failed to equip international relations practitioners with world skills that make them fit for leading in international relations. Talyn Rahman-Figueroa and Jeannette Viens discuss the challenges of self-development in the field of international relations and how to prepare onself in this career.

Grassroot Diplomat Talks is the monthly podcast produced by Grassroot Diplomat, discussing the practices of diplomacy and international relations in today's modern world. Further information can be found on:

Main Takeaway

  • Everyone takes on a different persona when engaged with various people so be aware of who you become with them and why
  • Build up skills in your personal life first before applying it in your professional endeavours
  • Learning is forever and it is never too late to pick up new skills to enhance leadership qualities to strengthen networks and relationships
  • Think of your long-term career goals against your personal goals to consider what lifestyle is a sustainable match for you

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