Posts tagged Diplomatic Leadership
Make Way for New Diplomatic Services

Board Member Vanessa Thevathasan offers a quarterly summary of Grassroot Diplomat's latest activities and innovations for April - August 2018.

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Having Your Nationality Stolen by a Madman

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa reflects on the actions and global repercussions of a Head of State gone rogue.

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I’m Breaking Protocol, So Don’t Call Me “Miss”

I want to let you know that I’m going to be communicating with you a little differently from now on. No gimmicks, no faceless company spiel, or anonymous boring newsletters.

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Diplomacy isn't Dead After All

Board Member Vanessa Thevathasan offers a quarterly summary of Grassroot Diplomat's latest activities and innovations for January - April 2017.

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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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The Biggest Disappointment of My Diplomatic Career

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, CEO of Grassroot Diplomat, reflects on the biggest diplomatic failure that was the breaking point in her career.

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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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Creating the Best Diplomats

CEO Talyn Rahman-Figueroa describes new programmes that Grassroot Diplomat is developing to ensure that we are creating the absolute best diplomats on the ground.

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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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Choosing to Lead Happy

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, CEO of Grassroot Diplomat, shares an intimate moment on when she realised leading for happiness serves people better than leading out of fear. See what she means in her latest Founder's blog.

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Why You Are Lucky To Be You

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, CEO of Grassroot Diplomat, looks into a fascinating level of discrimination one can be born with. See what she means in her latest Founder's blog.

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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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Diving into the Diplomatic Psyche with Dr Linda Papadopoulos

Our goals constitute a large part of what we want to achieve, but how we navigate our way to that result is dependent on our attitude, reaction, and communication with others. As our Advisory Councillor, Dr Linda Papadopoulos provides key insight into the effects of diplomatic psychology in creating successful leaders. 

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Importance of Self-Analysis in Improving Personal Diplomatic Relations

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, CEO of Grassroot Diplomat, talks about the need to be self-critical to improve how we function at work and in society as effective and empathetic human beings. 2014 was the year of self-development at a critical time when a friend was ready to give up on life. It was a time of reflection and self-analysis all in the name of becoming a stronger person. 

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Grassroot Diplomacy in the Developing World

In an era where a Beninese woman farming and living in a village of just under five hundred people has two cell phones, one would assume communication inadequacies are wounds of the past. Throughout most of Africa, countries have skipped an entire technological step moving from word of mouth to mobile communication without even the installation of phone lines.

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