He was an excellent ambassador and did not confine himself to such trivia, but the anecdote illustrates one side of an ambassador's life: whether his embassy is large or small, he is the head of a family consisting of his staff, and he and its senior members must train, drill, direct, rebuke and encourage them so as to make the embassy a smooth-running machine that can be relied on to handle efficiently any situation, however important or however trivial. Consequently a good ambassador must have personality and be a leader, be someone whom it is natural for his staff to look up to, and someone also for whom looking down at his staff in friendship and in collaboration is natural. In this essay describing some of the key qualities I have seen in successful ambassadors, the list is necessarily short. I have taken for granted the essential minima expected of someone who must work in close contact with national political and commercial leaders and national media, such as experience, grasp of affairs, and facility in the spoken and written word. The best embassy I served in was in Paris under an ambassador who was a towering personality and natural leader as well as a master of diplomacy.
Arthur de Gobineau
Arthur de Gobineau | French diplomat, writer, and ethnologist | Britannica
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Oversees the overall operation of the business Implement rules and regulations in the business Has the authority in coaching, rewarding and disciplining employees in a responsible and effective matter. Must be able to train employees in proper cash-handling methods and must have controls in place to account for all revenue received. Has keys to the building, codes for the security system and access to the safe. Supervisor To ensure team briefings are carried out before each meal period to clear understanding of what needs to be done.
To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy. This process has to be examined in the context of the current strategic competition between China and the U. My meetings over four decades in the Oval Office, the White House Situation Room, the State and Defense Departments and in foreign capitals have been an invitation to reflect upon the core characteristics of outstanding practitioners of diplomacy.