In writing the pieces included in People we surfaced resources that have helped us along the way. We've also included a list of questions that have been helpful to ask ourselves and our teams for the development of our work.
Resources for Individuals
- Mozilla open leaders program is a 14-week program that takes individuals or teams through the process of building an open project. All of their resources are freely available under a CC BY 4.0 license. Link here: https://foundation.mozilla.org/opportunity/mozilla-open-leaders/
- The Rockwood Leadership Institute has compiled a list of 21 self care resources you can read about to maintain a good work balance. Link: https://rockwoodleadership.org/21-self-care-resources-help-heal-survive/
- Selfcare.tech is a a repository of self-care resources for developers & others. You can find a list of resources and tools to practice self care. Link: http://selfcare.tech/
- The absence of self care can lead to the deterioration of your health and project. Learn more about what you can do to operationalize self care in work day. Link: https://hbr.org/2017/06/6-ways-to-weave-self-care-into-your-workday
A book on feminist leadership, Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership speaks to any individual or organization that wants to be more inclusive, transparent, and imbed an ethic of care into the workplace. Link: http://libraryjuicepress.com/feminist-leadership.php
Resources for teams
- Inclusive hiring tips from Project Include
- Lead with clarity
- Diversity on Nonprofit boards
- Pyramid of Clarity to develop your mission
- DataActive/BigBang - a tool for evaluating open source communities
- Folks Who Code
- Guide to co-leadership: Blog post that outlines “why having co-leaders is hard, why it’s a source of enhanced productivity, creativity, and joy when it works, and some tactics for success”. Personal take on the post: The post is written from a “business perspective” and it opens by saying that “everything is on you as leader”, and the success of the company will be determined by your vision, your creativity, your smarts, etc.
- Co-Leading a Team on an Open Project in this series.
- Organization tools (e.g., Asana, Slack, Gitter, GitHub, Trello)
- Open Science Framework (OSF) - a collaboration tool for scientific teams
Questions to ask yourself and your team
- How do you define your project? What is your projects unique impact?
- How do you build your leadership skills?
- How can you prevent burn-out?
- Are you affecting change through your project? The change doesn’t have to be enormous; small changes can move mountains.
- What’s your strategy for communicating even those small contributions? How do you share them?
- How do we build a diverse team?
- What is appropriate size for a team? How do you determine what is right for the project?
- How to give team members a purpose/role that they can be passionate about?
- What’s the right size for a team?
- When to assign a Board of Directors? Or the Advisory Board or committee? What power will people on a governing board or body have over the project?
- How do you co-lead a project/organization?
- How do you manage conflict within your team?
- How do you choose a diverse Advisory Board and how do you set the right expectations? How to choose members? How best to respect their time? How to best utilize their expertise/guidance? Is it useful to rotate/refresh your AB members or keep consistency?
- How do you handle a public crisis within your team?
- How to convert a community member into a team member?