MMT Community Guiding Principles and Vital Behaviours

In 2018, the MMT Community gathered in Park City to draft our core values. What started as Post-it Notes on a whiteboard became our Guiding Principles and Vital Behaviors. We still live by them to this day.

We didn’t need to create
values—the community was already living them

They simply needed to be uncovered.
Uncovering our Guiding Principles
MMT alumni Jon Bergoff led an exercise to distill the community to its essence. Members rallied to capture the spirit of MMT into key feelings, sentiments and ways of being, then key ways to describe values.
Identifying Vital Behaviors
To ensure our values didn’t just live on the wall, we attached them to actions. Another MMTer, Simon Bowen, who has spent over two decades facilitating the resolution of complex issues for businesses and organizations, led an exercise to identify our vital behaviors.
Community Curation
To this day, we make all decisions based on our Guiding Principles and Vital Behaviors. Our community curation is grounded in both. Unlike other organizations, where curation is based on fixed demographics (like revenue, industry, or business size), MMT goes deeper.

Members are carefully curated. Not because of what they’ve achieved. We hand-select members for who they are, what they stand for, and how they show up in our community. As partners, as parents, as friends, as leaders and as entrepreneurs.

MMT 
Guiding Principles
& Vital Behaviours

How we show up in community,
for ourselves and each other.
REMOVE THE MASK
Be your most authentic and vulnerable self.
ASK
Seeking help, feedback, and advice without fearing judgement.
SHARE
Sharing wisdom, insights, and praise without any attachment to how it might be received.
BE
Being courageous, open, unique, seen, and humble - Just be.
LEAN IN
Be present to the magic in every moment, conversation and experience.
BE RESPONSIBLE
Being fully, observably responsible for your own experience.
BE PLAYFUL
Taking every opportunity to encourage laughter, express gratitude, stretch boundaries, and create moments of shared joy.
BE ALL IN
Stepping into all interactions and experiences (show up, welcome discomfort, stay the course, contribute).
PROACTIVE GENEROSITY
Value the community by giving abundantly.
PUT PEOPLE FIRST
Prioritizing other people, being a “first responder” to others, and becoming someone’s biggest fan.
SERVE WITHOUT EXPECTATION
Noticing others, offering assistance, sharing value, giving anonymously.
CONNECT OPENLY
Make thoughtful connections. Support the Community through obstacles and opportunities.
ENDLESS CURIOSITY
Come from a place of openness, humility and genuine interest.
BE INTERESTED
Asking thoughtful questions about other people, other perspectives, other things - seeking why, what, how, and who.
GO DEEP
Paying attention in conversation, listening for meaning and questioning for understanding.
GROW
Putting ego aside to learn, being self, socially and emotionally aware, supporting & encouraging others in growth.
RADICAL ACCEPTANCE
Embracing all our differences as our highest collective strength.
WELCOME
Constantly create emotional safety include, introduce, and involve.
UNDERSTAND
Spending time with people, communicating beyond work, extending the range of connection.
APPRECIATE
Acknowledging and supporting diversity, thanking people - a lot, Reciprocating value and vulnerability.