Ubuntu-LB Team leadership

Dani Soufi danisoufi at gmail.com
Sun May 24 19:58:31 BST 2009

Hi Ubuntuers,

In a reply to Ignace, I would like to say that I completely agree. Ubuntu-lb
team isn't developing in any way. Many leave the team for lack of activity,
lack of interest, or just why joining a team when nothing todo in. I don't
think that arranging a meeting once a year is called: *A Team Activity*. I'm
personally a member since 2006, since the first ubuntu-lb team formation, I
have never felt like working in a team, it feels like each one does his work
on his own, why building a team then?

In addition, there were couple of meetings that failed, due to it's leader's
of participation, if a leader became more busy with his personal life, job
or for whatever reason, why should the whole team live with it?. Does team
leadership mean a title? or cooperative team work to achieve goals? What
goals did our team achieve since 2006?

I hope every member of this team is aware and agrees on those lines in
Ubuntu's definition of Leadership:

> There are two meanings of the term *leader*. One is *tell others what to
> do*, the other is *others follow you because you set a good example*. The
> first concept does not work well in any volunteer organization, and Ubuntu
> Local Teams are no exception.
> Some teams work quite well without a formally-appointed leader. Some teams
> elect their leader. Some, unfortunately, do have problems finding a
> structure that works for them. Ultimately, however, every team has one or
> more leaders, whether or not they're formally elected or appointed.
> The Ubuntu community cannot, and does not want to, prescribe which formal
> structure its local teams whould use. We want to document what works, and
> which problems to avoid.
> A local community team leader should ...
>    - Be active in and part of the community or group that they are
>    representing. They should be visible and accessible.
>    - Lead by example, not by telling others what to do.
>    -
>    eventually, become an Ubuntu Member. See here<http://www.ubuntu.com/community/processes/newmember>for details.
>    -
>    Remind people of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct<http://www.ubuntulinux.org/community/conduct>,
>    if necessary. It's important that the level of respect in Ubuntu stretches
>    to all Ubuntu communities.
>    - When wearing their Ubuntu Local Community Team Leader hats, leaders
>    should be reasonably impartial about political or cultural conflict. Try to
>    reflect Ubuntu's apolitical stance and don't confuse the issues.
>    - *Finally, a leader should step down gracefully if he or she is no
>    longer able to be a good community team leader. There is no shame and no
>    harm in being too busy to do the job well, but there is in being too busy,
>    not saying anything, and blocking the work of an entire group. *
> *Officially documented in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamLeader*

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