The critical role of the head of an organization which nobody else can
perform in the appointment , coordination,  and retention of the senior
staff who directly report to her.  Everythign else listed can in principal
at least be done by others. But in some organizations the Board also has a
role in at least approving such appointments; I do not know what is the
situation at the WMF.

On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 9:03 AM, Olaniyan Olushola <olaniyansh...@yahoo.com>
wrote:

> This is wonderful,
>
> I want a ED with following attributes:
>
> 1. Someone that is grounded in global politics ‎as it affects the
> operations of the movement.
> 2. Some that has grown within the rank and file of the Wikimedia
> foundation .
> 3. ‎Someone that is strategic in implementation of policies
> 4. Someone with foresight.
> 5. Someone that understand the dynamics of the movement, in term of
> different people, races, nationalities, ideas, believes and religions
> encompasses in wikimedia foundation.
> 6. A global player in term of management of the diversity of the
> communities within the  Wikimedia Foundation. .
> 7.Team player.
> 8. Someone that understand the impact of relationship between the BOT,
> staff of WMT and the community.
> 9. Peace maker and bold person.
> 10. A creative minded ED
> 11. Someone who has direct contact with the various communities.
> 12. Someone which is not bias in term of taking decision.
> 13. Proactive
>
> Olaniyan Olushola
> Team Lead, WUGN
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> What kind of ED would you like to see?
>
> * Someone who knows how the wiki works or atleast has basic knowledge
> on how to "edit" wikis.
>
> * Someone who wants to work on "building" the encyclopaedia, not the
> bureaucratic side which our last ED was more focused on.
>
> * Someone willing to work on improving the wiki by working on ways of
> creating and increasing our contributor base, we are seriously lacking
> in that sector..
>
> * Someone who is so transparent that we could see right through them,
> secrecy is what got us in this mess in the first place.
>
> * Someone willing to ensure that the board, the staff and the
> community work in 'unison' instead of the former 2 dictating their
> policies, views and choices onto the latter.
>
> * Someone willing to take the hard stance and do what's right by the
> community instead of allowing the Board and other staff members to
> dictate the job for them..
>
> * Someone who puts the Community first ALWAYS. (we do not want another
> issue like 'super-protect' ever again)
>
>
> That is what I would like our ED to be ...we need an "Executive
> DIRECTor", not an "Executive FOLLOWer"
>
> On 2/27/16, Greg Grossmeier <g...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > <quote name="Yuri Astrakhan" date="2016-02-27" time="03:45:28 +0300">
> >> Greg, agree 100%, but that's not how I understood the question and the
> >> results of the staff survey. It seemed the staff expected the vision
> from
> >> the ED/Management.
> >
> > I think you're misinterpreting.
> >
> > The agree/disagree statement was:
> > "Senior leadership at Wikimedia have communicated a vision that
> > motivates me" (7% agree)
> >
> >
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2016-01-06/News_and_notes#WMF_staff_morale
> >
> > See also, this quote in glassdoor, quoted in the Signpost as well:
> > "The Executive Director unveils a new strategy every three months or
> > so."
> >
> > So, it's not that people wanted the vision solely from the
> > ED/Management, it's that they wanted a not constantly changing one.
> >
> > This is getting off topic, however.
> >
> > The point is, a vision does not need to come from one person, which you
> > agree with. A good vision comes from many people working together
> > collaboratively. Then sticking with it to see it through. Consistency is
> > needed in an ED.
> >
> > Greg
> >
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