excerpted from the book World
Diplomacy (2nd. ed.)
by Richard Sidy
create cooperation and hope.
leaders demonstrate the qualities of ideal diplomats.
They are people of noble character and bring out the
higher values in others resulting in mutual respect
and trust. People sense in such leaders a person whose
actions are not influenced by ego or selfishness. Such
leaders instill confidence that their decisions are
impartial, fair, and are based upon principles for
a better future.
the presence of leaders who demonstrate noble human
values people feel uplifted, hopeful, optimistic. They
affirm what most people hope to be true: that human
beings are capable of goodness. The duty of a diplomat
is not just to solve short-term problems. Rather, it
is to give direction to politicians and to humanity
by pointing the way to a better future through better
leaders set goals for the future and are examples of
impartial dedication to the principles of goodwill
and unity, they create enthusiasm, cooperation, and
hope in the people whom they serve. Leaders who are
driven by selfish motives, nationalism, or partisan
ideology can not inspire people to trust each other
or to cooperate. Diplomacy is the art of leadership
through bringing out and nurturing the higher constructive
values in human nature to build trust and to heal past
hurts. Hope comes from working together for a better
future for everyone.
Diplomacy (2nd ed.),
Chapter IV "Leadership"