Council members truly
are the pillars who uphold the guild and its values, focus, and structure.
Council members serve the guild as an entity, serve the guild members, and assist the
guild leader. Some of the sought-for attributes in a council member and some of
the expectations of a council member can be found here.
members will each have an area of specialization. It is the council member's
responsibility to be certain that their area of specialization is organized,
that all the requirements and needs associated with their area of
specialization are met, that anything within their area of specialization that
needs to be addressed is addressed, that all the resources needed for their
area of specialization are in place, etc.
This does not mean
that each council member is the sole authority on their area of specialization.
For instance, the Pillar of Conquest (raid officer) is not the only person who
can lead raids. The council member in charge of an area of specialization
should be consulted when possible before anyone takes any substantive action in
their area of specialization. In other words, if someone wants to lock 32
people into a single 16-person operation, they should check with the Pillar of
Conquest to be sure that doing so won't interfere with any planned activities.
However, one does not need to ask the Pillar of Vaults (bank officer) before
adding an item to the guild bank (when one exists) or check with the Pillar of
Records before posting helpful game information on the forums.
A list of all the
planned council posts and a description of each post can be found here.
In keeping with the
idea that leadership is neither a position of privilege nor an accolade but instead
the acceptance of a mantle of responsibility and service, council members have
more rights than the guild leader but fewer than those enjoyed by general
members. The rights afforded to council members are ones that should go without
saying but will be said anyway.
Council member rights
include but are not necessarily limited to:
Right to be treated
fairly and with respect by all
Right to hold their
Right to be heard
objectively by the guild leader and to have their point of view seriously
Right to dignity
(i.e., any possible issues will be discussed discreetly, in private channels)
Right to guidance and
help from the guild leader and other council members
Right to delegate
roles and tasks
Each council member
also has general responsibilities, most of which are outlined below.
General council roles
and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Consider and act for
the highest good of the guild
Embody, uphold, and
reinforce guild values and policies
Comport oneself as a
representative of the guild at all times, both in and out of guild groups
Serve the guild and
Maintain open lines
of communication with the guild leader, other council members, and guild
and responsively to guild members and assist guild members when possible
Help facilitate guild
Assist in guild
Assist the guild
Assist other council
members as needed
Be ready to help
assure that all responsibilities are met, all necessary tasks are performed,
all needed roles are filled, and all needs are met, even those outside their
areas of specialization, should the need arise