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Officers' Quarters: Not peons, but just as lazy {WoW}

Jan 19th 2009 1:33PM Sounds like you have a good group of officers cause even when you are assigning duties and having officers critique themselves it didnt sound like they fought you or had drama, heres the thing though.

A bit of leadership I learned is people will get away with what you let them get away with. Its great to set requirements for people, and you shouldnt have to "Make an example of someone" for not doing their job in a volunteer position, but as guild leader you should be checking up with the officers and asking for progress reports on a weekly/frequent basis. If an officer says i will do "x" this year, you should ask constantly throughout the year how their goals are going.

For the co-gm who wrote the inital question, just go with the mentality of "friendly but diligent leader". Set what you expect from your officers and stick to it. If they dont do what you expect of an officer you dont need to get mad or upset or sad, just tell them, nothing personal but i need the officers to do this, if you do not have the free time to fulful this volunteer role please let me know you do not have the time to be an officer... if they still dont do their job, you gotta replace them... its not about drama, or punishment, its just thats a job and you need a person there who will actually do it. case closed.

Hope this advice helps! :)

Breakfast Topic: Most embarrassing thing you've ever done in WoW? {WoW}

Jan 11th 2009 11:26AM I joined my guild when they were already farming kara and i had never done a 10 man before. So on my first kara run i was enjoying the scenery and checking out what all the bosses drop so i would know what to need on before we down the next boss so i dont waste the parties time with, wait let me check...

Well we got to the library area and i got lost, i dont know how i got separated from the party but i just started walking toward the party icons on my minimap figuring id find them... little did i know they were all on a floor above me and so i just got myself more and more lost. It wasnt till they were ready for shade when they asked where i was and i had to tell them i have no idea. They sent a search party for me. very embarrasing.

The next week i ran kara with the same group. This time we cleared the front and then moved to the back entrance (which i didnt know about) so again, here i am trying to chase down minimap dots and wind up in need of rescue again. This wouldnt have been so bad since i had never seen the back entrance but then we got to the library again... This time i felt comfortable enough to run back to try and talk to a quest giver in the lower area of the library. Needless to say after 10 mins of telling my party im on my way and almost there...i had to give up and have someone come find me. I was so embarrased that the next 3 times i did kara i just put myself on autofollow for the group leader...