Posts in Diplomatic Leadership
How to Work for a Government You Don’t Agree With

Here are our top tips for civil servants on how to work for a government you don't agree with.

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Workplace Discrimination in Diplomacy

Highlights of how discriminatory practices exist within the diplomatic structure.

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How to Improve your Job Prospects in Diplomacy in 3 Months

Unfortunately, only 51% of social science graduates get into full-time positions with less than 4% entering jobs that is relevant to their degree of aspiration.

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Top Tips on How Every Diplomat Can Become Influential

Being part of the government doesn't mean you can't be influential. See how you can join the list of movers and shakers in the diplomatic field.

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How to be Clear about What Matters to You

Influence. How you obtain it, how you use it, and when you use it is a skill that can take long to master. Some are naturally influential by virtue of their power, wealth, status or personality, but by following some simple rules, just about anyone start to influence situations in their favour.

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11 Tips to Dine with an Ambassador

Perhaps are you are looking for support for your international trade venture, or maybe the key chapter in that new book of yours takes place in a foreign country you have not visited before and you need the inside scoop from a local. Maybe it’s simply that you’re concerned about an international issue affecting our world and you want to have a serious discussion about it. 

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7 Alternative Ways of Becoming a Diplomat

So, you want to become a diplomat? Are you sure you know what that means? If you are still sure, you will be glad to know that there are many different ways of joining the diplomatic elite without taking the traditional route. Here are a few cheating alternatives to climbing the ladder. 

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How to Attract Significant Government Attention

Being heard and enacting social reform is not just a problem under authoritarian regimes. Even in democracies, where newspapers have been filled with headlines on people crying out for change, we see little development or legislative change. Here are a couple of points which will help you achieve attention of governments and help you lobby your case. Persistence and preparation are key.

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11 Ways to Profile Yourself in a Crowd

Ever want to be more than just another face in the crowd and pique the interest of top influencers? Welcome to the wonderful world of networking. It isn’t for everyone, but it’s one of the most important activities for professional and personal growth. Here are a few tips on how to stay on your game.

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Diplomatic Loyalties

Former British Ambassador Charles Crawford highlighted how "the double agent who did the most damage to British intelligence operations was George Blake, another person with ambiguous private loyalties: his mother was Dutch, his father a naturalised British subject of Turkish/Jewish origin. Blake ruthlessly betrayed dozens of agents who were working for the UK against the Soviet Union, many of whom were believed to have been executed. 

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Look out, Foreign Policy! Here comes Talyn!

“Imagine this. You are a diplomat representing your birth country, but your heritage lies with two other states from your parents and you are married to a non-native national. You are proud of your heritage, you love your family, and you are a strong supporter of the country you declared yourself to. One day, your country starts a fight with your partner’s country, and you have to lead the negotiations which may split the country, create political refugees, and potentially turn to war. Where does your loyalty lie?

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Translating Policy into Practice

A former diplomat once said that “policies are like fashions - they come and go.” If so, then what is the point of negotiating a policy if its implementation is weak and ineffective?

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