Successful Leadership - The Complete Guide Series

Successful Leadership - The Complete Guide Series

Successful Leadership - The The Complete Guide will cover a wide variety of topics in order to understand how important leadership truly is.

Having the knowledge provided in this guide will not only grow your alliance in power and skill but also allow growth throughout the entire game. Successful Leadership will reach those around you and grow a closer community for an overall better gaming experience as well, how awesome is that!

Some of the topics we will explore;

  • What Is Leadership?
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Leadership Roles
  • Organization
  • Coordination
  • Communication
  • Discipline
  • Alliance style - Competitive vs Casual
  • Goals


What is Leadership?


Leadership is a group of individuals that have come together with the same goals and mindsets in order to guide an alliance to constant progression and continual forward momentum.

This means that leadership should be constantly looking out for the alliance and choosing the best course of action to benefit everyone. Being able to guide members isn’t as easy as it seems, It requires effort!

You might be wondering why it takes so much effort to lead a successful alliance, this is because every member of the alliance is important. In order to be successful with guiding each individual in the alliance, leadership will need to be in constant communication with all of it’s members and that takes time and effort!. Leading an alliance requires everyone in leadership to be on the same page, that way a stable alliance structure can be built. Once a stable structure is built, the coordination, organization, positive discipline and an overall direction of where the alliance is headed can be established.


To be continued…


Can’t wait for part 2!


I like that this has a section at the end for casual/competitive alliance styles because a leadership’s desired play style for their team will largely affect the amount of AND type of effort & communication they have with the rest of their members.


Can’t wait to see the read of the guide :innocent:


Leadership Qualities Part 1

Prepare your stamina! Grab some leaf and some honeydew because this section is going to be a doozy!

In this section of the guide we will be covering the qualities to which members of leadership should have to be successful, as well as roles and which qualities to look for to find members to manage each role.

Whether you’re starting an alliance or your alliance is looking to promote new leadership, there’s specific qualities that should be looked for. Now depending on the type of alliance that is being sought after, leadership qualities may differ but we will dive into Competitive Style Vs. Casual Style in another section of the guide.

So lets dive right into it!
Qualities of Leaders;

Leadership Activity

Whether an alliance is Competitive or Casual, activity plays a massive role in a successful alliance. However, when it comes to leadership, activity means different things. Having active leadership does NOT mean just logging on, doing daily tasks and talking in Alliance Chat. Every single member from R1 to R5 can do those sort of things. While being active is a broader quality then the other qualities we will discuss in this section of the guide, it’s incredibly important to have active leadership. Keep in mind, being in leadership means leading!

So what does active leadership look like?
Being active leadership means not only being active in Alliance Chat but also looking out for the alliance. Looking out for the alliance can be done by;


  • Being active in alliance chat.
  • Participating in strategy discussions.
  • Checking on Alliance Members.
  • Teaching
  • Placing towers while on the Islands.
  • Pathing while on the Islands.
  • Making sure all Alliance Members are receiving their rewards while on the Islands.
  • Keeping things organized.
  • Communicating with other leadership.
  • Diplomacy
  • Keeping Alliance Members engaged.
  • Communicating daily activities with the Alliance and keeping them informed.
  • Collecting information.
  • Recruiting.
  • Coming up with ideas and moving the alliance forward in progression.
  • Making decisions.


Looks like a lot, doesn’t it?

Leadership is not easy, it takes a serious amount of time and effort to be successful in it. That being said, that’s why there are multiple leadership positions in each alliance. Everyone in a leadership position needs to be helping out, and doing their part in maintaining and growing the alliance.

Having a leader just holding the position and not doing anything, not only makes things harder for the rest of leadership, but also damages moral for the entire alliance.

*Note: It’s perfectly okay to step down if you do not have time for leadership responsibilities.

When looking to add members to the leadership ranks, keep an eye out for these kinds of activities. Members will show these kinds of qualities in time and leadership should nurture these kinds of behaviors.

Next week…
(Strategic Mindset)


Ain’t nobody got time for that!

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Leadership Qualities Part 2

Strategic Mindset

Welcome to the Strategic Mindset portion of Leadership Qualities! In this section we will discuss what it means to have a strategic mindset.

You’re probably wondering why Strategic Mindset is in red right? Well that’s because this particular leadership quality leans more towards the competitive style of leadership!

What is a Strategic Mindset?
A strategic mindset is one that excels in strategies. This means a variety of different things such as;
*Note: Please click on each topic to reveal details

Tower Mapping

The process of marking towers in a strategic way that moves the alliance forward with the least amount of clay used possible. In this way, the alliance can reach fortresses in the shortest amount of time. Tower mapping can also be placing markers for towers to be set down in strategic defensive or offensive positions. Someone who excels in tower mapping can potentially win a fight strictly on the fact that the alliance can have a much better position/footing than the opposing alliances.

Battle Strategies

Battle strategies play a crucial role in winning. Whether it be in Alliance Expedition, Lost Island, Barren Lands or even small skirmishes. Battle strategies involve planning out the movement of the alliance. People who excel in battle strategies will watch opponents carefully and work with Tower Mappers to move the alliance in the most defensive or offensive positions possible.

Battle strategies also consist of fighting strategies such as timing rallies, timed singles, rotating fighters, setting rally leaders, coordinating and organizing fights and fortress captures and even highlighting priority targets. People with this quality will also take the time to prepare the alliance for upcoming fights when it comes to saving stamina and resources. There can be quite a lot that goes into battle strategies. This particular role in leadership will most likely be one of the few that burn out the quickest on the game, having multiple people with this type of mindset will help resolve that issue.

Reward Management

Reward management includes managing time zones and planning out fortress captures and towers to accommodate the entire alliance so that everyone on all time zones can receive all of their rewards and achievements. This can be quite difficult as it requires leadership to be communicating with all members to make sure that everyone is getting as many rewards as possible. Having someone that excels at this is the bread and butter to successfully keep the alliance together and moving forward.

Typically leadership that excels in reward management will gather all information on alliance members like time zones, resource inventories and how players are doing. Because this role handles everyone rewards and achievements, it typically takes the brunt of complaints and frustration amongst members, because of that this particular role in leadership will most likely be one of the few that burn out the quickest on the game, having multiple people with this type of mindset will help resolve that issue.


Phew! That was a lot to read!

Now, players don’t need all of those qualities to be considered having a strategic mindset! Just having one will be fine! and lets be real, having multiple members with a mix of those qualities and working together will decrease the amount of stress leadership will have on their shoulders.

This is why Leadership Activity is so crucially important! There is so much that goes into what leadership actually does, especially in a competitive scene. So next time you see any leadership online give them some love! :heart:

Next Week…
(Team Player Mindset)


Fish gif ftw!

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Great article keep the hard work

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Wow you must win so many BL

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