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Top Meditation Apps for Diplomats

Engaging as a diplomat can require a significant amount of mental strength due to the high level of international responsibility. The stakes are often very high -- remember the Cuban Missile Crisis? The world stood one step away from a nuclear war. Our world today could be a portrait of the movie “The Day After” from 1983. This situation may seem fictional but this is because of the work done behind the scenes by diplomats, managing crisis and coming to agreements to keep the balance of power.

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6 Ways to Ask for Feedback

Working in international contexts implies operating in truly complex and delicate settings with high levels of cultural diversity, collaboration styles and frequently within globally scattered teams. This entails the possibility of some diplomats malfunctioning from time to time, both in the execution of tasks and in the cooperation between teammates.

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Using a Journal for Better Mental Health

The mental health of diplomats is often a taboo topic. Young graduates wanting to move into the Foreign Service need to bring excellent record of performance, which includes passing a very challenging set of assessments of their health. The old adage “survival of the fittest” comes to mind” which automatically qualifies diplomatic positions as one that requires a high level of stamina and persistence.

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How to Find your Motivational Driver

The first four chapters of the Diplomatic Planner helps to recognise what is important to us and why to use such drivers for our career. Our motivation is the reason behind our actions, needs and desired. Without motivation, our will to do something becomes very difficult, sometimes almost unbearable. That is why it is so important to identify our motivational drivers to keep us moving forward and deal with life’s setbacks appropriately.

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An Easy Guide to NLP

Many of the lessons implemented in the Diplomatic Planner are centred around the core elements of NLP. NLP - short for Neuro Linguistic Programming, is a set of behaviour and techniques that reflect patterns of excellence, body language and nonverbal communication. Here is a quick guide to what NLP is and some of the benefits of learning about NLP techniques.

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10 Alternative Ways to Relieve Stress

As a diplomat you have to work with people from other cultures and with different values and political beliefs, which is not always an easy task. And you must be able to stay calm in difficult situations as sooner or later you may for instance experience pressure to meet a deadline into your ever-expanding schedule, to fulfill a demanding obligation or to negotiate and possibly reach a very challenging agreement.

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Practicing Emotional Intelligence in Diplomatic Negotiations

As professionals working in the field of foreign affairs driven to promote mutual understanding and de-escalation, we should ask ourselves: What particular set of skills enabled the stakeholders to achieve these agreements? In spite of the fact that the surrounding circumstances exert great influence, the interpersonal relationship between negotiators cannot be overlooked.

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