The Guild Leader Episode #29
Setting your Goals
When you first began your guild you probably didn’t have a clue what you were doing, I know I sure didn’t. There is nothing better than a guild leader without a clue, but you live and learn.
Now that you have a guild you need to be a confident leader and one way to help this along the way is to set some goals for your guild. Your probably asking what is a goal of a guild?
Goals can be just about anything like you set a goal to recruit 5 new member each week.
Let’s talk about why we need goals. Firstly and most importantly setting goals so that all your members can see them is very important, why? Well it lets everyone see what’s going on and that everyone is on the same page.
Goals for a new guild.
Set goal if the guild will participate in role-playing.
Set goal or expectation for recruiting.
Set goal for raids that you want to complete.
Set goal for items the guild would like obtain and how to go about obtaining them (quests, selling guild items and resources).
Set goal for expectations in PVP warfare.
Focus your resources and members to achieve these goals, by using these listed goals as the your guide. It is recommended that you set some short-term goals so you have something to build into later.
Looking past the goals to the future.
Now that you set some goals some short-term some long-term, now you just need to follow through with them and to revise them when goals are met.
These goals should help the guild overall, once you achieve a goal set a new one that will be a little harder to obtain. This keeps your guild working together and forms bonds between your players, which is a very important goal also.
The single most important thing is that you and your guild mates have fun. I know a lot of guild leaders that either go on a power trips or treat the job of guild leader as a second job it doesn’t have to be that way.
Guild Leader is a weekly series by Beer and Joysticks .com and written by Chris Gillis covering all aspects of being a better guild leader. If you have any questions or comments we welcome them below this article.