Crash and Burn: I'm done waiting
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hopefully the rest will let you claim the throne. because the team as a whole do not look like a team at all anymore(and this is just from watching games).
while you have suppressed your ego... i think others(bulba) needs an ego check.
if not...like all painful relationships that go on and on... a break up is needed for the sake of all of the individual member's sanity and dota2 careers.
good things will come no doubt.
That being said, loved seeing you guys at the monster cup; it's too bad Bulba's poor positioning had to lose you that second game though. For what its worth though, you guys definitely got the loudest applause (despite getting third place).
Playing a game of Dota 2 with 4 other players isn't a team. A team is a group of 5 players who trust and respect each other and work hard to reach universal goals set by the leader.
seems close to what i and some other people think of liquid's situation right now. i wouldnt really know how the internal guts of trust or accountability in liquid, let alone any dota team, but either way it seems liquid lacks all of it. i do really hope you showed your teammates first though...
instead you're waiting for everyone else to become cognizant of it because you're cowering in fear that people may not recognize your ability, and that's seriously the exact opposite of what leadership is.
if you didn't have the ability or grit to handle/address the failures your team, then maybe you shouldn't have led that team in the first place.
your blog post makes it seem like you're frustrated with some far off, abstract leadership problem rather than coming up with a coherent plan. I hope as a team you can figure something out.
or you know, like you've been venting about for several paragraphs, finally come out and give them the solution.
better late than never I guess.
On March 12 2014 14:53 megacrack wrote:
cheer up dude.. as a fan of alot of sports... every team has up and down period, no different to liquid. GL and ill always go foor liquid
question: did someone actually read all 30 pages of clockwork project?
I just did, and I'm supposed to be studying for an exam. SMH
Leadership is service, it's servant-hood to the those being led. It's not about power over others, or control, but about sharing and learning and growing together, and being the catalyst for that even at the cost of your own "self-respect."
Maybe the team is just full of too many "egos." But hey that's what people say about DK, Na'Vi, etc. and they're still able to function really well. At the end of the day, you have to be able to share yourself, share your vision, and do your best to make the others do the same. There is no manual for leadership. It's built gradually on a case-to-case basis.
EDIT: Forgot the most important part I'd like to share.
Fluff, just take responsibility. And show that you deserve that responsibility. You don't have to go off on teammates, or be a dictator, to get things done. Prove yourself, and earn that captaincy. But in all of it, you have to show that you have all their best interests at heart. You don't have to be best friends with them, as this is a professional team, but you have to be able to communicate that adage: "I've got your back, and I'll leave you to take care of mine."