GM all, I believe we need to take a moment and step outside of our own immediate emotions and realize our individual actions have a much wider and extensive range than you might imagine. This would be stated for the community as a whole but a very special shout out to the “leaders” of the community. There is no direct handbook to being a leader, while literature about style, approach, examples, and how to’s exist these can’t speak to the need of self tooling and unique situations one finds themselves in. This also means that there isn’t one way or style of leading that works for every individual, situation, or that this is even static. Quite the opposite in my eyes, leadership needs to be dynamic and capable of accepting change.
So why am I saying this? Not everyone is going to lead the same or like the way they interpret the actions of others. But as “leaders” your actions, words, and even intent have broader implications, this is a responsibility “leaders” frequently choose selectively the aspects they want to enjoy. Most love the attention, feeling of commanding power, adulation, benefits, and sense of achievement, but dismiss that responsibility when things become difficult or forgo looking beyond their individual goals and needs removing the focus from those they are “helping” to lead. Attention is great when it is positive and supportive but leaders also have to deal with negativity and because of their role of representing a larger group are targets for those they accept the role of leading. Personal tooltip
“Attaching monetary value to “leadership roles” or using determination from monetary value is a conflation of power and ability. Just because you achieved success in wealth no way translates that you know how or are willing to share or transfer the ability of successfulness. Leadership is using your ability to uplift others, helping to achieve for the group not an individual”.
We are not currently uplifting others, Bear market, Bull market we are achieving a public and private display making this very emotional and personal. Passion is a dual edged weapon in business, it can be a driving and a blinding force. No what I am talking about goes beyond any personal and individual needs, only through solutions can we find compromise, not though accusations, assumptions, and attacks. I feel the current need is to communicate in ways that allows for productive discourse, and have an open mind to accept and adapt each promising solution if needed. I think most could agree that it is very rare that a solution for a group is perfect with the input of a very few.
I intentionally posted this standalone without a thread, because this is pertinent to a number of recent community and private “leadership” conversations. I am not looking to be a judge of behavior we are all grown in our own minds and act as we see fit, I am very far from being able to always practice what I can offer as possibility. I openly state that an individuals choice is just that, I might have a different approach at times but then I could also be very proficient in the same ways I choose not to act. At this moment I am working to focus beyond the individual, others maybe in a different space. As a community we allow and determine what defines us. Will individual actions gain attention and shape opinions? Yes this is impart why leadership isn’t a simple title to be handed out, it is a responsibility.
I did submit a unification proposal, built on trying to provide tools and resources in bridging the community. Even though the need was determined to be unnecessary or maybe the thought of me at the time a very new contributor didn’t make sense, I still believe in the benefits. The whole purpose and intent was to find ways to build better together outside the immediate task, the recent events can’t in my eyes be viewed as building this is antithesis of that.
What can I offer now? Above and beyond my daily contributions I am willing to communicate and work with others that have an open mind, search for pathways that meet the needs of the DAO not just the immediate or near term but also building for long term. This is beyond a single WorkStream or individuals determined need, this extends past a bull or bear markets. Are we here to build/create, lead, and provide through example or just reap the benefits until they are gone?