Drugi jezik na kojem je dostupan ovaj članak: Bosnian
By: Adnan Arnautlija
MM: You will be joining us at Japodski otoci immediately after the Cannes Lions festival where you will no doubt have a week fully packed with numerous obligations. What motivated you to come despite such tight schedule?
Teodora Migdalovici: I love Eastern Europe. It is a very effervescent region in terms of creativity and I love to discover, enhance and cultivate potential in such region. The beauty of having access to the best creativity statements in the world is to be able to share all this knowledge with those that are receptive and willing to not only learn, but apply and bring their own perspective to the table.
MM: You have prepared a lecture and a workshop for our participants. What will the young leaders learn from you?
Teodora Migdalovici: My presentation will be about private diplomacy and its relationship with creativity. They will learn how to look at the world beyond clichés, how to appreciate other cultures through their best innovators and creators and how to know and present their national creative ethos better.
MM: What role do you see for young leaders in the future industry, and how important is their networking in achieving that future?
Teodora Migdalovici: I think the creative industries have the power to change the society, to improve the world around them, especially if they are strongly linked with the industries related to innovation and tech, so in the end, they naturally evolve into the ambassadors 2.0 for their nations.
Through their work, especially if they become aware of their representation power in the world, if they manage to integrate their national id ethos in whatever they are doing, they will naturally replace the slow, formal, old and sometimes very ineffective diplomatic model. They must understand that only by having the will and the determination to interact with the rest of the world and actively taking care of the way their region or nations are perceived, everything will change in terms of perception, reactions and interaction.
We live in the times of personal leadership, where individuals with great ideas can simply change the world around them. If young leaders become aware of their potential and power, they can do amazing things for themselves, but for their nations as well.