October 14, 2007

Fedora Project Leader asks: "How do you evaluate leadership?"

What makes a good leader? This is a question that I am well served to answer. My job description uses that word in lots of places. Usually I answer that it's about being egoless enough to know that you're not always right, trusting the people who are smarter than you to do the right thing, smoothing the path as much as possible, and taking the hits when necessary. For me, the hardest one on that list is smoothing the path, only because I find that even with the best intentions, the best that I can do is often turning a big ditch into a small pothole, and that is more frustrating than anything else.

Here's an interesting wrinkle...

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