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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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[2.17] How to run the world

If there is one man who built his name off the international relations brand well, it is Parag Khanna - a global citizen in action, born in India and a resident of Singapore who has lived in more than 4 countries in his lifetime. To help you get into the mindset of this very complex field, we recommend the book “How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance” by Parag Khanna.

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[2.14] Making Hard Choices as Chief Diplomat

International relations is filled with hard choices we have to make, particularly when it comes to top level management. The stakes are high and the wrong choices could end up costing lives. To help you get your mind set in the world of international relations and get to grips to skills required in the fast-changing modern world, we recommend the book “Hard Choices” written by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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[2.10] Strangers Drowning

We all have conscious and subconscious motivations into our calling in life. For some, the urge to help people is greater than others but does this innate empathy and humanness come at a cost. To help provide some balance and insight to some of these difficult and challenging ethical questions, we recommend the book “Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and Overpowering Urge to Help” by Larissa MacFarquhar.

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[1.39] What is the “Future of Professions”

Technologies have taken over many jobs, especially in the role of information sharing which has revolutionised our society. So is the job of diplomats safe or on its way out? To find out, we recommend the book “The Future of Professions” by Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind which is what this review is about. This book is recommended to support Chapter 1 - “Skills for a Changing World” of the ‘Diplomatic Planner’.

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