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[rpd] Board Election 2017: Final Candidate Slate

Badru Ntege badru.ntege at
Mon May 22 11:34:05 UTC 2017

Hello Ish

I think your comments have been covered in the thread. 

On 5/22/17, 12:58 PM, "Ish Sookun" <ish at> wrote:

>Hi Badru, Sander,
>On 21/05/17 13:25, Badru Ntege wrote:
>> If I may a good academic foundation has globaly been accepted as basis
>> for LEADERSHIP.  It is critical for people who aspire for leadership
>> roles to have the necessary academic discipline.
>I do not agree.
>What do you mean by globally accepted? Anything to support that.
>On 22/05/17 03:14, Sander Steffann wrote:
>> I'm sorry, but there is a huge difference between academic achievement and leadership skills. Many people with great academic achievements are horrible leaders, and many good leaders have no academic background. Good leaders usually are willing to learn, but stating that formal learning is globally accepted as being critical for leadership capabilities is far fetched.
>Yes. I agree.
>When I mentioned about technical capabilities I wasn't referring to
>academic. A contributor could express his opinion or idea and the same
>would reflect the person's technical know-how.
>On the other hand leadership skill is not synonymous to affiliation with
>one or more groups. A person could be affiliated with several groups and
>have no leadership skill at all. In fact, a person being in a lot of
>groups at one time could have his time sparsely distributed in those
>Do the affiliations of the candidates tell anything about their
>leadership skill? I doubt so.
>Do their activities tell anything about leadership? We could argue on
>that. It cannot be easily verified whether the candidates had
>significant contribution in those activities.
>Ish Sookun

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