[ubuntu-marketing] Clear new leadership
coryisatm at ubuntu.com
Thu Jun 12 00:36:50 BST 2008
Onno Benschop wrote:
> On 12/06/08 06:11, John Vilsack wrote:
>> After watching the past few weeks of activity, I drafted my own
>> recommendation which calls for a core-marketing team to form with subgroups
>> forming to allow for greater focus and drive for the most important aspects
>> of the group.
> Your proposal calls for the following roles:
> # Executive Director
> # Communications Director
> # The Repository Director
> # Local Communities Director
> # LoCo Envoy
> # Philosophy Director
> # Canonical Envoy
> # Art and Media Director
> # Development Director
> # The Media Director
> There are other roles buried in the text.
> Just in case you were actually seriously proposing this list of roles,
> there were 17 people who actively spoke in the meeting, three of which
> were bots. I suspect that you will find out very quickly that you will
> have a team full of directors an no-one left to lead.
This is the one thing that quickly jumped out at me. That there's no
chance at all in actually implementing this sort of structure with a the
people on this list. This is great from a corporate level but it ain't
gonna work for this team.
Best way forward is about 3-5 core people who wear a couple of hats.
With 1 person as the lead. Which is really someone with a vision and
coordination skills who also trusts and can rely on the rest of the core.
The core must be made up of people who can get things done. People of
So who thinks they fit that bill? Who can dedicate the time to getting
things done? Do you have the skills needed?
To me, once we have the people to actually "do" something, then they can
decide on what to do. They will draft the plans, then the people
watching can decide if they want to get involved.
-Cory K. \m/
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