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Valeri Rojas
Works at Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Attended Canberra Institute of Technology
Lives in Canberra, Australia
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Find people who share similar passion, professional, ethical and moral values than you. If you are trying to have or build a positive environment but there is too much negativity and toxic behaviours around you then look for better opportunities somewhere else.
'If you hang out with nasty and sullen people, you will become nasty and sullen. If you work for a Machiavellian company, you will eventually operate in a Machiavellian manner.'
Pretty much every job in the world has its bad moments. Super Bowl-winning quarterback? By the end of the season your ribs, shoulders, knees and arm are so sore you probably have trouble turning over
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The #canberra airport pick hour.. ok, maybe no completely true, but very close to it.
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Ever wondered how some people get jobs in the public service? Pretty resourceful and impressive.
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Leicester United has to be the greatest or at least one of the best examples of what clear vision, honesty, leadership, experience and team work is all about.
There is no great player in that team, they are equally talented, yet each of them understand their role in the team, respecting their team mates, captain, coach and what their institutional values and vision is about.
Their whole team costed less than most players in the top 5 Premier League teams - Leicester whole team about $24M, Pedro was bought for $21.4M by Chelsea.
Leicester team was formed of season veterans (experienced), under performers and not fantastic players. That was ok for them as long as they shared the same values and vision, and those who didn't or disrespected their club or players were sent packing.
The coach empowered the team to make educated decisions and discuss strategies transparently and open 'yet' in an honest way for best outcomes.
The season is not over yet, Leicester United is still at the top of the English Premier League and well, win it or lose is not going to change the fact that to have productive and outstanding outcomes, you don't need super stars, or individuals who focus on personal gains or creating a exclusive environment.
You need a positive, collaborative, honest, respectful environment, collaborative with people who share the same professional, moral and ethical values and of course an institution driving for innovation with a clear mission and an eye for leaders and innovators.
Some would say this isn't rocket science, when why hasn't anyone else done it before?
Leicester United are now seen as innovative and great example to follow by other football clubs.
#leadership #trueleaders #teameffort #collaboration #trust #innovative #underdog #businessmanagement


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Canberra is such a beautiful place :-)
Pics taken on the 31st of Dec 2015.
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I've been asked several times in the past year or so and have heard people talking about what is innovation in government and IT Gov.
What I have heard a lot at all levels of the public service is people saying - innovation is a buzz word, innovation is too hard, what does it even mean by that? We don't have the resources, budget or time for it!
IMHO, in a nutshell anything that improves a process, policy, application or service in a productive form is innovation. Keeping a chair warm and getting paid for it while you complain about innovation or getting work done, or why you should get paid more or asking for a promotion because you so deserve it........ is not, that is called stealing tax payers money, yes you can call it fraud as well.
Just because we hear a few politicians talking about innovation does not mean that innovation has never existed, it always has and always will if we want to support the Australian community.
Any thoughts dear public and private sector friends? ‪#‎inspired‬ ‪#‎innovationthought‬ ‪#‎ITInnovation‬ ‪#‎GovIT‬ ‪#‎Govinnovation‬ ‪#‎randomthought‬
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'Innovation is a ‘team sport’
and an innovative public sector needs public servants with the attitudes, skills and
knowledge to work together to find, develop, and implement new ideas, and to build public
sector organisations that can sustain innovation.' Shaping the Future through Co-Creation. IPAA National Policy Paper June 2014

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There are always toxic people around, just ignore them and continue succeeding.
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'#Leadership is less about skills and more about living by your #values. You don’t want to be known as that leader—the one who’s dishonest, sneaky, underhanded and unethical'.
Leadership has nothing to do with a title. It has everything to do with your attitude and your actions.
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My bro #GiorgioRojas coming up with some new #conga #grooves based on a number of tumbaos, he just needs a name for it. Any ideas? #timba #salsa #music #latinmusic #latinpercussion #congahead
Mi hermano #GiorgioRojas creando nuevos tocados y riymos de congas, pero todavia no tiene nombre, alguna ayuda? :-) :-) #musicalatina 
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Assistant Director 'Team leader - Web and Intranet Management'
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Management, leadership, front end web development, UX, AI, accessibility
Employment
  • Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
    Assistant Director, 2011 - present
    As part of the web and intranet management team, I am leading a team of web managers and officers for our intranet and internet web sites.
  • Central Aspects
    Co-founder, 2010 - present
    Running a small web development agency - building affordable websites and providing online services to small and large organisations.
  • Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
    CRM, Web Support, 2009 - 2011
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Canberra, Australia
Previously
Santiago, Chile - Lima, Peru
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Web Innovation, leadership, engagement, collaboration, productivity
Introduction
Yes, this is me.... I've been working in the online space within government for over ten years - I believe technology innovation in government can only improve client's customer experience and services.
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I like to think that I don't know as much as I know :-?
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  • Canberra Institute of Technology
    Systems and Network Engineering, 2002
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