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4-11-2011 @ 2:23PM
Well our guild leader actually died on us. She was ill over a period of time and had discussed succession among the officers but we were unwilling to replace her and then suddenly she disappeared for a long time till someone logged in to inform us.One of the primary issues in management is the succession issue. Even the most widely succesful leaders can fail at training a replacement.
4-11-2011 @ 3:10PM
First off, condolences on the loss of your guild leader. If your guild is anything like mine, it'd be a huge loss.As to you point on training a replacement, it's a tricky endeavor. As I have come to experience, in training a replacement, the trainee will often get to a point where they will feel as though they could do a better job at that position than the trainer. What ensues is a long nasty battle between the two which can devastate any organization. Think Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus.The key is teaching them enough to be capable of taking over if called upon, but not giving them so much they feel entitled to the position.
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