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5-27-2009 @ 6:18PM
I agree wholeheartedly with the notion that the skills of guild leadership mirror the experience of managing a professional work or sports team. I've actually found guild leadership a really good way to refine and improve my professional management skills outside of the game. Same basic challenges with recruiting, retaining, and organizing the day to day activities apply to MMO guilds. I've noticed that a lot of sharp technical players are not particularly good at managing a guild or raid but often get stuck in guild leadership positions they fill out of necessity. Their dislike for the "HR" side of managing a raid guild (recruiting, retention, loot distribution, scheduling, dealing with poor performers) can create resentment toward newer players or other raiders and thus drama begins.
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