Career Principles and Mental Models of Dr. Shashi Tharoor (Part III)
In this episode you will learn the following:
1. Leveraging diplomacy to navigate through high-pressure scenarios.
2. The importance of maintaining diverse networks and nurturing old relationships.
3. Nuances of negotiating the non-negotiable.
4. Role of ingenuity, trust and commitment in politics.
An author, politician, and former international civil servant, Shashi Tharoor straddles several worlds of experience. Currently a third-term Lok Sabha MP representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, he has previously served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. During his nearly three-decade long prior career at the United Nations, he served as a peacekeeper, refugee worker, and administrator at the highest levels, serving as Under-Secretary General during Kofi Annan’s leadership of the organisation.