Mohandas Gandhi, Queen Noor, and Jane Goodall are three examples of the Diplomatic Contenders.Competitive Contending: “In this relationship the directee (in this case, the recipient of the advice—the applicant) and director (in this case, the Advisor) do the same thing, such that what the directee does intersects with what the director does. The Contender, in directing the course of action, confronts the directee....
Contending entails competition. Thus to contend with another's work one must hold one's ground, hang onto one's position, stick to one's intention, tend to one's business, stay the course, in a word, be tenacious. It is not so much that one is bent on overtaking or outdoing others, as it is having one's way. Contenders will have their way if at all possible.” Brains and Careers,
Diplomatic Contending: an Oxymoron
? No, observe the Contending of Gandhi
.one must hold one's ground, hang onto one's position, stick to one's intention, tend to one's business, stay the course, in a word, be tenacious
In observing these kinds of Idealists, Counselors or Advisors, one should notice the strength of conviction and long term devotion to the cause. One good example of these Counselor Idealists is Queen Noor.Queen Noor
plays an active role in promoting international exchange and understanding of Arab and Muslim culture and politics, Arab-Western relations, and conflict prevention and recovery issues such as refugees, missing persons, poverty and disarmament. She has also helped found media programs to highlight these issues. Her conflict recovery and peacebuilding work over the past decade has focused on the Middle East, the Balkans, Central and Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa.Jane Goodall is another example of a Counselor Idealist.
Dame Jane Goodall is an English UN Messenger of Peace, primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist. She is well-known for her 45-year study of chimpanzee social and family interactions in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, and for founding the Jane Goodall Institute.