On Stack Exchange, we believe the core moderators should come from the community, and be elected by the community itself through popular vote. We hold regular elections to determine who these community moderators will be.
While I could not even begin to hope to replace our beloved Aurora I want to throw my hat in the ring. I will thus renew my pro tem nomination and offer my support to the IoT comunity and its current moderation team. Though my participation in IoT.SE has become less active after the initial phase of this stack's beta I'd take this as a reason to restart to contribute to our main site, meta, and chat more actively. I am located in UTC+01:00 and usually visit SE in the morning to check the queues and again in the evening.
What you get:
experienced Stackexchange moderator (elected mod on RPi.SE since 2015) with a strong focus on community based moderation, consensus, communication, and cooperation
basic understanding and experience in electronics and microcontrollers to tell right from wrong
What you don't get:
the ultimate subject-matter expert on the evergrowing field of IoT
The general criterias is in my opinion a "no brainer" and should be obvious in every "leadership position".
patient and fair
As a leader you need to be fair and not biased and if you have a challenging situation, sleep on it.
leads by example
This is one of the main indigence for a well functional leadership
To respect different opinions, views and situations is important so that the members is feeling worthy and that their opinion counts.
firm moderation ...
Well the above bullets is all about see each member as an individual but also what is the best for the community and seek consensus in the community. But from time to time is a leader forced to take less popular decision, to just make popular decision can be bad for the community in the long run.