Hi Kat
This is good.

But why not to look for a CTO?

Designing a CTO's profile and putting it in a CEO's profile is a big
challenge. This can happen but means also to have a big change of the
vision of WMF.

Kind regards
Il 22/Feb/2016 19:12, "Kat Walsh" <k...@mindspillage.org> ha scritto:

> On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 2:03 AM, George Herbert
> <george.herb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > One phrase I see used quite often is "sometimes we need to break a few
> eggs."  For those who are not native american english speakers, this is
> referring to the need to move beyond shifting things around into breaking
> things apart, letting people go who may not fit in the new plan, stopping
> things outright, etc.  The eggs - people, projects, structures, policies,
> assumptions - need to partly go away - be broken - in order to reform.
> >
> > Lila's vision here clearly calls the change campaign out as having
> explicitly intended to break eggs.
> >
> > It further suggests strongly that this was the Board of Trustees'
> intention in hiring her, and that they agreed with breaking those eggs.
>
> I left the board during the search process, but remained on the search
> committee. So while I cannot know what the board was thinking after
> her tenure began, I can say that the search committee was not looking
> for a "turnaround CEO"--at least to my understanding we were looking
> for someone who would be able to execute better on some of the areas
> (particularly engineering) where we wanted to make more improvements
> but hadn't.
>
> (Which would naturally involve some change--but sweeping reforms were
> not envisioned; part of why Sue stepped down when she did was that she
> felt the organization was basically stable and could be smoothly
> handed off. It is certainly possible for someone to come in and decide
> that was a wrong assessment, but it wasn't what the committee had been
> looking for.)
>
> -Kat
>
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