Very good leader summation =) howeve, I believe as a leader (especially a PUG leader) You have to realize that folks may have limits. What I mean by this is some folks will never get it unless you spoon feed them... Now this doesn't necessarily make them a bad player in fact a lot of these folks become very good at their job. But are unfortunately limited to only that job I have seen rogues who are the best CCer's in the game and priest who can keep any group alive they are in regardless of the situation. But ask them to switch their role and all hell breaks loose in the group. But these same player had to be spoon fed to their current awesomeness one drop(wipe) at a time. I have been in guilds that have these folks and in their part of the raid/party they are untouchable but you don't put them in something they just don't get. This is also part of being a good player knowing yours and your team mates strengths and capitalizing on that.
I beg to differ. Placing these babies in progressive situations outside of their comfort zone will increase their livelihood, even if they wipe five times to get there. I'm probably one of the most patient pick-up group (PUG) players of all time.Maybe it stems from a stubborn, ill-minded conception that I should pretty much never bail a group. So I'll be in the absolute worst group in the world, weasel my way into leader, and then assume total domination....er, explain to everyone why things are the way they are and lead the group to victory. It takes forever, and some people can't handle blunt leadership, but I beg to reason that if one is willing to take these people places they have never been before it will push them to go higher.They probably don't realize it, but if they're pushed hard enough they'll be thankful for it later. When I am in a new dungeon or a situation which I am not comfortable, I listen to the person leading and take mental notes. Next time, I lead it and I use the same strategies which worked for me. Of course, sometimes this is ill-conceived and we wipe, but hey crap happens. The point is that just as I learned from one, someone else will (hopefully) learn from what I have taught them. Through this empowerment, hopefully I never have to spend another dungeon wiping with those four people again. For someone who pugs a lot, taking four players off the list of "noobs I won't play with" is worth it. That's probably my ultimate goal, though impossible. Instead, I strive for the same objectives of Wowhead and spread that information globally so maybe it can make a more realistic puncture in the inflated balloon that is babysitting.
I didn't say don't take them or try to train them. I said use their strengths. And that you may have to spoon feed them to get them there. But I also after 30 years of training young and old people have found it is much easier to PULL a piece of string than to PUSH it. Folks will follow you if you are a good leader and know what you are about more than they do. But if you run in and start yelling at them you won't have to ditch the group they will ditch you. DOTS DOTS DOTS ! =)
could of been cooler if you rearranged it to D.I.D. so i could try and sell badges promoting self help saying "i D.I.D. it :D" lol but seriously great layman's terms man