Yfir-maðr Sǫk Umrœða

Let me start this off by stating clearly that I am just a lowly line member of our Corporation/Alliance and without a doubt don’t envy our Leadership in the least!

We, The CORVOS, are not a very large Alliance, I’d say we’re in the middling size of Alliances in New Eden but our Leadership has to deal with a full on metric shit-ton of stuff while managing the Alliance and keeping us all organized, productive, active and entertained.

One of their latest issues has been with them dealing with another Leader within the Alliance that was making decisions and working on Alliance plans without any counsel and wasn’t communicating transparently with them which obviously ended up causing some problems within our Alliance and with our Blues and in the end got he and his Corporation booted from The CORVOS. Initially the ousted Corporation was set to +5, for what was to be a seven day period, to allow them to move out any assets but then we found out the ousted Leader had been actively working to recruit others in attacking us, as well as actively trying to pay our Blues to attack us so… they have been reset completely and their members are now fair game!

Drama, drama, drama  – but also content, content, content 🙂

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

 

Yfir-maðr Eðli

“Leadership is the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to inspire and control a group of people successfully.” ~ Lieutenant General John A. Lejeune

Leaders come in all shapes and sizes and with all forms of leadership styles. My basis for leadership theory and style comes from the USMC. The basics were taught in Bootcamp, followed up with practical application in the Fleet and further drilled in to me through professional training and attending NCO School. For me Leadership is broken down into fourteen traits and eleven principles.

Leadership Traits
Justice
Judgment
Dependability
Initiative
Decisiveness
Tact
Integrity
Enthusiasm
Bearing
Unselfishness
Courage
Knowledge
Loyalty
Endurance

Leadership Principles
Know Yourself and Seek Self Improvement
Be Technically And Tactically Proficient
Know Your People And Look Out For Their Welfare
Keep Your Personnel Informed
Set The Example
Ensure That The Task Is Understood, Supervised, and Accomplished
Train Your Marines And Sailors As A Team
Make Sound And Timely Decisions
Develop A Sense Of Responsibility Among Your Subordinates
Employ Your Command Within its Capabilities
Seek Responsibilities And Take Responsibility

RP 0103 – Principles of Marine Corps Leadership

How does this all apply to EVE? Well… for the most part it doesn’t, from my short time in EVE and in my experience there are not many CEO’s or Alliance Leaders that exemplify this style of Leadership. But in saying that I do need to express that I have been very fortunate to be a member of a Corporation that has solid Leaders who embody many of the traits and principles outlined above – unfortunately that doesn’t always extend to the higher levels in my Chain of Command.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam