Posted Nov 6, 2010 10:31 UTC (Sat) by AlexHudson (subscriber, #41828)
Parent article: LPC: Life after X
What a difference that presenting an issue in a constructive way makes. Presenting the entire problem space, looking at different solutions, and showing a couple of paths out.
The best leaders we have in the free software space have this ability to talk about the problem which shows people they've thought about the various corner-cases and that their way forward is both practical and progressive.
It would be easy to compare this directly to the unilateral statement Mark Shuttleworth made the other day; I suspect that would be a little bit trite, but the point stands: you can only lead when you take people with you.