On Mon, 2022-04-04 at 11:48 +0200, Sarah Julia Kriesch wrote:
I do not think that book sells the type of leadership your recent and historical posts on this mailinglist clearly seem to be desiring.
I did not say anything in against these statements. I wanted to see Board Members interacting as role models others want to follow. If you are interacting on the same way as in the past on these mailing list, I have to create the first moderator ticket.
Thanks for your feedback, maybe the below will clear up where I'm coing from.
One of the fundemental lessons of "The Open Organisation" is that leaders in open organisations are _not_ intended to be role models, but to provide, nuture, and support an environment where people can define their own role.
The book stresses this point repeatedly, both directly, and implicitly with its constant deliniation between 'leaders' and 'associates'.
The Board is designed to be a body that adds some of that necessary provisioning, nuturing and support to the openSUSE organisation. It is not designed to be a body of role models, and I think that's fine.
After all, it is hard to do the duty of conflict resolution and still keep on everyones good side.
And on that note, considering your threat regarding the moderators, I will quote again from the book (it IS a good book)
"Proactively invite feedback and then thank those who give it to you. Feedback is a gift. As a leader or manager, if you react defensivly, you are unlikely to get that gift again"