It was my pleasure today to give a presentation and sit on a panel for the Leaders Institute of South Australia (Governor’s Leadership Foundation). I was joining this year’s GLF participants to contribute to the discussions on the topic of Leadership and Climate Change. While acknowledged for my varied sustainability and climate change consulting work with ThinkClimate Consulting, I was certainly there today on the back of my stand for nuclear power in Australia. What a great thing, to be able to speak to a group of 40 people who have chosen to challenge themselves with a year-long course in leadership.
All the presentations were fantastic. My thanks to my co-panellists Faith Cook, Catherine Way, and a special shout out to Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg. My favourite politician and the whole room loved her!
Faithful to the request to speak to the issue of leadership and not just give content on my topic, I discussed how I believe leadership in climate change comes as the product of five characteristics: Honesty, Novelty, Optimism, Pragmatism and Authenticity.
You can check out the presentation here GLF2013 Final.
The presentation was very well received, the questions during the 1 hour panel were great, and all the copies of Zero Carbon Options were snapped up quickly afterward.
Thanks again to the Institute for having me.