You have probably heard more than enough advice on how to be a good leader. Whether hearing the wise words of current leaders, reading biographies and textbooks, or absorbing the wisdom of the internet, there are many ideas out there that tell you who you need to become to be a good leader. But will imitating a leadership style that is thought to be effective by some and criticized by others really help you to unlock your own potential as a future global leader? We think it makes much more sense to take you as who you are. Read on to embark on the life long journey to uncover what kind of a leader you really want to be.
"Diplomacy is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they’ll look forward to the trip."
Model UN is as much about being a charismatic leader and skillful negotiator as it is about impersonating UN diplomats and hence acting in a diplomatic manner. Throughout a MUN conference one does encounter a considerate level of competitiveness and is hereby facing the task of juggling a multitude of interests, opinions, backgrounds and heterogeneous situational awareness. But just as in our everyday lives and professional experience, in order to succeed, you do need people to cooperate with you, either by building strong alliances, connecting with some people or convincing others. In one of our previous tidbits on persuasion we’ve already tackled the principle of liking as core to persuasive power and key to cooperation.
But how does one generate liking?
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