The Guild Leader's Companion
Learn to Lead your Guild to Victory.
Have you ever wanted to take the reins and lead a guild? Are you currently a leader and would like to get a different perspective on how to handle the day to day business of a guild? Do you have a curiosity about what it takes to be a leader to others? If so The Guild Leader’s Companion can answer your questions, give you a fresh perspective, and teach you some secrets to long term success. Let Ferrel share his many experiences as a guild master with you and help you become a more complete leader.
The Guild Leader’s Companion includes more than a “how to” guide to leadership. It answers the “how’s” but also looks deeply into the “why’s.” Ferrel mixes practical experience, people managing, and common sense in a way that will better help you understand your members and your guild’s mission. If you’re just starting as a leader or have been at it for years you’ll find something positive in The Guild Leader’s Companion.
The Guild Leader’s Companion ...
- Offers a detailed guide that explores the “how-to’s” and the “why’s” behind being a leader and running a guild
- Shares the vast experience of a proven guild and raid leader over the years through different play styles and types
- Teaches potential leaders valuable lessons about dealing with other players that are applicable both in game and in life
- Gives an accurate portrayal through example and anecdote about what it is really like to be a guild leader
- Covers topics that will strengthen a current guild leader or officer and bring a new one up to speed quickly
- Illustrates a variety of loot systems and play types that can be utilized by guilds to round out their existing practices
- Takes a holistic approach that covers not just teaching a leader but showing that player all of the ins and outs that are necessary to running a guild
- Written by Adam “Ferrel” Trzonkowski
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Where to Buy
The paperback edition of The Guild Leader's Companion is no longer available. Please consider the 2nd Edition.
ISBN: 978-0615425900 MSRP: -
The Kindle edition of The Guild Leader's Companion is no longer available. Please consider the 2nd Edition.
ASIN: B004PVSSCC MSRP: -
Table of Contents
Curious about what is covered in The Guild Leader's Companion? Why not take a look at the table of contents to see all of the topics that Ferrel addressed! Discover what you can learn in The Guild Leader's Companion.
Learn about guild longevity in The Guild Leader's Companion Chapter One sample. Building a guild is difficult and keeping it together can be extremely tough!
I’m currently a guild leader. If I need your book does that mean I’m a failure?
It takes more courage to be open to the prospect of learning something new than it does to sit and continue on your current course. Being a guild leader is a position that requires constant education. There are many ways to manage people, many ways to handle the day to day activities of the guild, and many ways to judge success. No, reading this book is not an admission of failure. It is an affirmation that you’re open to new possibilities and perspectives. It means you’re looking to take what you already do well and strengthen your skills.
Can The Guild Leader’s Companion work for other organizations besides guilds?
Yes, it absolutely can. Ferrel used the term “guild” in this book because that is what his experience centered around. Guild could have just as easily been Linkshell, Kinship, or clan. The book has a focus on managing people, organizations, and positivity. It has even been recommended that a re-branded version be used for training supervisors in corporations.
I haven’t seriously thought about leading a guild and may never. Is there anything in The Guild Leader’s Companion for me?
Yes, actually there is. Reading the book will give you an entirely different perspective on what it actually takes to run a successful organization. You’ll learn what your leaders go through to make sure everyone walks in the right direction. You might even gain a new appreciation for their work! You’ll also be introduced to new ways of cooperating with your fellow members and that will strengthen you as a player.
What qualifies Ferrel to teach others how to lead a guild?
The shortest answer to this has to be “A track record of success.” That and a willingness to write a book is why Ferrel felt qualified to instruct others. Ferrel has been a guild-focused player since the text-based MUD days and has repeatedly been utilized in positions of leadership since then. In different games, different guilds, and different play styles he has been successful. Even after ending a multi-year “server-first guild leader” career, Ferrel still came back after a rest and runs a “current tier” raid guild.