Tag Archive for Learning

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How to run a Community Call

I originally wrote this article for Opensource.com Open organizations explicitly invite participation from external communities, because these organizations know their products and programs are world class only if they include a variety of perspectives at all phases of development. Liaising with and assisting those communities is critical. And community calls are my favorite method for interacting with stakeholders both inside… Read more →

2015 and done.

Here’s my reflective post for 2015: 2015 was crap. On to the resolutions: I didn’t make any except to clean up the kitchen, and I accomplished that task on January 1st. I am not resolving to do or be or learn anything. I’m not writing a checklist of books to read or habits to start. I’m not optimizing my morning,… Read more →

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On Being Fearless

I wear my punk rock, bad ass, have jumped out of a plane and befriended homeless crack heads for an evening of drunken debauchery on my sleeve. Oh yes, my exploits and psychotic adventures are well documented and I am, all the people say, “hard core”. Except that I have to remind myself because I probably, might not believe that.… Read more →

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Leadership should come with a smile

In the past, I’ve worked to detail what competencies and skills a leader inside the Mozilla community commonly has. For me, the majority of what is included in that framework could be seen as Leadership Competencies more broadly. What’s more, experiencing different kinds of leadership in the past years, both inside Mozilla and outside in the Greenpeace world, the Opensource.com… Read more →

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The No Tech School

Here’s an idea: let’s all move to Colonial Williamsburg and churn some butter. Or maybe we should all buy horses. Wait, wait, I’ve got an idea: let’s head to the landfill, dig out all the Walkmans that landed there and listen to Quiet Riot cassettes after cuffing our jeans and writing our pen pals that we met at camp that… Read more →