@XenoF with all respect, I am not overly impressed with the Leadership Development Group. where are they? who are they? why aren’t they here, seeking out our ideas? where is their engagement or curiosity about any of the positive ideas that people have tried to offer whether myself or anyone else? where is any proposal by them, or any positive resource they have tried to offer to the community, in a positive manner?
I tried to join the leadership group, and was told “selection has already ended.” I’m sorry, this seems a bit detached. if this group’s goal was real leadership, I think they could simply invite any interested editors to join an informal committee in an advisory role, or a community group, that can help to provide input to the leadership group itself. or else, I would have been advised to kindly approach THIS forum, and offer my own ideas here!! instead I was rebuffed. I had to find this forum purely on my own!
in short, the Leadership Development Group is not well-conceived, with all respect. I would like to gently, respctfully, humbly suggest that someone should please advise the kind folks in that group to please seek out modes of leadership via a different approach, such as joining useful discussion processes such as this one. and please advise them to help us to set up clear and useful resources that will help the community as a whole. that is the way to develop leadership; NOT necesarily through some new group.
in short, telling me to "get lost’ when I tried to join this group, does not bode well for any such group in development. may I kindly suggest that the group be somewhat downgraded, to a WikiProject, or a similar informal group within the community itself? I do see some basic positive potential to any such group; anyone there who still wishes to be a “leader,” will be welcome to do so… by seeking the same avenues as the rest of us, namely through simple hard work.
I truly hope you take my ideas and input above in the manner they are intended. I truly believe in the value of your good intentions, and your efforts. I am simply trying to be helpful here,. actually. I value and welcome your insight. I appreciate all your hard work and effort. seriously, thank you.
I appreciate the efforts of whomever separated this note into its own thread. with that said, I would like to clarify that I did not create this thread; it was split off.
my goal in clarifying that, is simply to note that I am fine with accepting the Leadership Working Group, if they adopt certain steps to increase their transparency and their public profile, in certain key areas, as I suggested above.
I didn’t want anyone to think that I started this thread myself out of any feeling of any opposition to any working group, whether this or any other.
I am sure that whomever split this off into its own thread, was doing so only to be helpful, so I do thank them for their kind efforts. and I wish success to the Leadership Working Group, and every working group and every individual and group in our community who seeks to help improve things, in any way. thanks!