Posts Tagged: change

Climate change and a Gov 2.0 event in Toronto

I’ve been following the activity around climate change, sustainability, and cleantech especially closely, in recent weeks. Part of it is due to some specific sustainability and cleantech related events I’ve been involved in, including the GreenXchange and the Austin Clean Energy Venture Summit. Also, it’s because I’m thrilled at the pace with which social media,Read… Read more »

Leaders Lead, Writers Write

For the past eight months I have been part of a leadership program that emphasizes identifying and following your dreams. Since I was in elementary school I have wanted to be a writer. I was good at it. I loved seeing my ideas take form on a page. Writing papers, stories, articles all came easilyRead… Read more »

Five Things Obama Should Say in Friday’s MIT Climate Change Speech

A great post from my boss, Jessy Tolkan, executive director of the Energy Action Coalition. This commentary originally appeared on The Huffington Post Green. Almost a year into President Obama’s administration, the young people who turned out and voted for him in record numbers, hopeful that he’ll deliver bold action on climate at home andRead… Read more »

Public Sector Reform in Australia

Our Federal Government recently announced the creation of an Advisory Group on the Reform of Australian Government Administration As part of what we are trying to do here with OZloop I have provided them with a submission. Feel free to download and read. The submission contains personal statements from myself and my fantastic colleagues KylieRead… Read more »

CMAP: A new leadership program designed for you (Federal News Radio)

Some government programs fail simply because they’re not managed well. Two institutions are trying to change that. Georgetown University and Booz Allen Hamilton are teaming up to create a customized Change Management Advanced Practitioner (CMAP) program. Maria Darby is a Change Management Advanced Practitioner Expert and a Vice President with Booz Allen Hamilton. She tellsRead… Read more »

When things are broken… A CALL FOR LEADERSHIP

The hatred and disrespect surfacing in the debate about health care reform and education and other discussions in recent days has gone wild. Much of it isn’t about these topics, but something more disturbing — a real contempt for others — an unwillingness to consider anything new and different. I keep wondering how our childrenRead… Read more »

The Evolution of the Social Media Evangelist

This post originally appeared on my external blog, “Social Media Strategery.” I’m currently going through my annual assessment, and in completing my self-assessment, I had some time to reflect on the last year and subsequently, over my six years at Booz Allen. As I combed through old emails and files, I thought back to 2006Read… Read more »

Government 2.0 Taskforce Roadshow – Encouragingly Refreshing

I attended the first Government 2.0 Tasforce Roadshow held yesterday in Canberra at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Belconnen. Whilst the agenda was published on the Taskforce web site I really did not know what to expect on the day. Given the format the event took it would have been more useful to bothRead… Read more »

Leaving the room I’m not in, anyway

Originally posted on my blog, Talking Salmons. Sometimes in the office, I have to leave the room. My boss-ish (I have three), and his boss often go back and forth about the evils and pitfalls of social media. I’m never invited to the conversation–big people talk and all of that, but I hear every word.Read… Read more »