Team Leadership

Neil Coetzer nit006.5 at
Tue May 6 08:08:01 BST 2008

Hi Matthew,

Thanks very much - those comments were very useful. The council group
sounds like a good idea for the future - we're still pretty small though
in Zimbabwe so it will be a while before we need to look at that, but
it's definitely worth keeping in mind as we grow.


On Mon, 2008-05-05 at 14:24 +0100, Matthew East wrote: 

> Hi,
> On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 3:42 AM, Martin Owens <doctormo at> wrote:
> > a leader is a very useful position
> I think for development teams and for the community in general it is
> useful to have a leader figure who can take ultimate decisions in
> controversial situations. However in the community teams that I mainly
> participate in (the Italian local team and the documentation team)
> I've never felt that a leader figure has been necessary.
> Having said that the Italian local team has a council group that
> resolves difficult issues, instead of an individual leader. This
> became necessary because of the size and complexity of the team, which
> encompasses at least 7 subteams.
> -- 
> Matthew East
> gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF
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