[2.23] Brave New War

With the advent of modern technology comes the advent of how war is waged. Just as it is easy to travel across the world in less than a day, we have witnessed commuters being targeted for terror attacks right on our very doorsteps. How can diplomats prepare themselves to this new war and how do we protect our citizens? To help us prepare for modern dangers of technology in society, we recommend the book “Brave New War” by John Robb.

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[2.22] Long-term thinking for a short-sighted world

Diplomats are constantly running against the clock to keep up with the latest activities. This is because political activities run in short political cycles. unfortunately, this means that solutions are never long-term but we need to learn to stop thinking like this. To help counter this, we recommend the book “Long-term thinking for a short-sighted world” by Jim Brumm.

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[3.9] Dangerous Personalities

In Chapter 3 of the Diplomatic Planner, we go through exercises to recognise difficult people that are in your life and how to manage toxic relationships. When it comes to creating harmony at work, sometimes we have no choice but to work with and for people who do not align with our personal ethics, way of doing things, or way of thinking. That is why we recommend the book “Dangerous Personalities” by Joe Navarro.

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[3.8] Dealing with our emotions

As diplomats, we will be placed in many tense situation and putting on a poker face may be difficult. You may wake up feeling pretty rotten and you’re taking all of these negative emotions with you at work, into your job and into your relationship. Work through Chapter Three of your Diplomatic Planner to learn more about enhancing your emotional intelligence.

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