2. How do you lead a values based, global meshwork? Ask the “Lion Tamer” from RightMesh

Photograph: Responsible Travel: Volunteer with lions (Africa)
the world is flat!!,
was my big ‘aha’ when I read Thomas Friedman. I realized the world is bigger than your hometown and your country.
What happens when my computer or smartphone connects autonomously to another across the world to value that I know is real? Our world is changing in how value is created and consumed and rewarded.” Words from the “lion tamer” John Lyotier

Sit back and enjoy learning from John Lyotier, CEO at RightMesh AG, and co-founder of Left. He is a role model for courage, ethics and purpose-oriented business practices in the token and blockchain economy.

John has an industry reputation for his dedication to personally participate in community events, develop his team members’s strengths and providing them with opportunities to take the lead at global events.

What would John teach a robot?

…and is values-oriented “mesh-leadership” possible?

Listen to hear from a CEO who walks and talks “doing the right things, right”.

He shares how completing the Gallup strengths assessment many years ago, helped him reframe his role and empowers him to achieve measurable success in business.

In John’s view Satoshi Nakamoto displayed incredible leadership by saying it is important for the health of this project to disappear. He also admires Vitalik Buterin for stepping back and letting the technology speak for itself. His own lifelong leadership style is about pushing others and their ideas and concepts “up front” — so that he can walk away and know RightMesh can continue without him.

We talk about “mesh” leadership and how to deploy this across the globe in different countries, lessons learnt from managing expectations of the different communities as well as ensuring communities “figure it out” instead of telling them what to do. He also describes the importance of self-responsibility in such a decentralized system.

The hard question is of course how to create a values- based ecosystem without being prescriptive. And the answers are not easy, as doing the right thing is not an easy thing.

John is passionate about reading. A favourite book of fiction for him is “The Source” by James Michener. He is also reading Thomas Friedman’s new book “Thank you for being late — An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations”.

Find out more about RightMesh and their dedication to ethical business and people practices contributing to their distinct competitive advantage including ability to raise funding, recruit talent and onboard community ambassadors around the world.

To learn more about the practice of values-based leadership, listen to Jen Aberman and read the article “How do you bring human talk into tech talk and money talk?”


Leadership Web 3.0 Principles and Practices

Each One, Teach One (African philosophy for scaling education)

“The most fundamental of all is to be clearly decided about what one wants to be and what one wants to do, and this is what almost all people lack. It is however the condition without which there is no happiness. Without it we swim perpetually in a sea of uncertainties; we destroy in the morning what we have made the evening before. We pass our life in making foolish errors, in putting them right, in regretting them.” The Art of Happiness — The Reflections of Madama Du Châtelet Written 1746

Why should you care about ethics and values-based token and blockchain principles and practices?

With so much noise. projects and initiatives in the token and blockchain economy, investors and consumers consider how these projects and their goals align with their own personal ethics and values. In essence they ask three questions:

  1. Where does this initiative invest time, energy and resources?

2. Where and how do founders give back to the community, real economy and natural environment?

3. Do they treat their staff, developer community, advisors, partners, investors and users fairly?

How do you create and grow an ethical and values based decentralized organization?

Ethical and values-based leadership is successful when deploying character strengths while you create enduring value.

Why are strengths important and why should you care?

Research validates what we all know: when we deploy our strengths (what we’re good at and what we love doing) — we achieve high performance and are also energized: helping us move from A to A+.

“Character strengths are described as the capacities humans have for thinking, feeling, and behaving. Specifically, they are the psychological ingredients for displaying virtues or human goodness.” VIA Institute on the Science of Character

Strength: the courage to take risks….The research

“I just did what anyone would have done…”

Around the globe the lion is a symbol for Courage.

Watch this rare public workshop on courage presented by Dr Robert Biswas-Diener — aka The Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology — a global expert on applied positive leadership and open source psychology education, whose own foundational strength is courage.

He describes what courage is and how to cultivate it. He explains different types of courage, in context of different cultures, while telling interesting stories to weave the science and research into new understandings of the importance of courage for taking risks including willingness to act and ability to face fear.

You will also discover the surprising research that CEO’s display more courage than, for example, fire fighters.

During his workshop you will also find out out more about the two indicators of courage at work (easily transferrable to token and blockchain projects including users and developer communities), and some strategies for learning courage and overcoming fear. For example, using magical thinking to enhance your performance.

You can also read his book: The Courage Quotient

What ethics are important to the token and blockchain generation?

DigitalFutures did some research to find out what the ethos of decentralized leadership is (from the perspective of active participants in decentralized communities):

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Truth
  • Choice
  • Openness
  • Learning
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Inclusion
  • Democracy
  • Clear communication
  • Fairness
  • Opt-in/Opt-out
  • Respect
  • Voluntary interactions
  • Humility
  • Empathy
  • Be a real human
  • Inspire
  • Happiness
  • Shrewd
  • Flexibility
  • Freedom
  • Simplicity
  • Competition
  • Autonomy
  • Kindness
  • Informed decision making
  • Performance
  • Morality
  • Lifting the human spirit
  • Privacy
  • Humor
  • “Absurdity”
  • Smart
  • Groundswell (grassroots)
  • Rebellious
  • Alternatives
  • Mediative
  • Focused operations
  • Interweaving (between different protocols)
  • Building bridges
  • Interoperability

Which are yours?

Any missing from the list above?

What are some of the ethics in the Cryptochicks Manifesto below?

Read more about CryptoChicks on their website.

Personal and team leadership reflection

You have the opportunity for courageous actions every day in your projects, at work and play. Think about ethics, values and courage as forces that ground you, that compress energy, making you solid like the earth.

  1. What is my/our proudest achievement in the past few months?

2. How did I/we deploy courage in achieving this milestone?

3. What obstacles/challenges are facing me/us in the next three months?

4. How can I/we deploy skills of courage to navigate this? (e g based on Dr Robert Biswas Diener’s research) (at the end of his video above).

5. How can the project team/community generate a values-based ecosystem aligned to our ethics and purpose?

6. What signals and indicators can tell us if we are achieving a values-based network based on the ethics of the token and blockchain generation?

7. How will we hold each other accountable?

Fun activity: Cultural Immersion: Gaming

Watch Ready Player One for a gamer’s perspective on courage, values and ethics.

Use the Leadership Web 3.0 publication for a cultural immersion. Start a Leadership Web 3.0 Community of Practice. Contact MaRi Eagar to find out more.

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