First and foremost I do not promote just for the sake of promotions. My rule of thumb in regards to leadership is 1 Officer per 10 members, this ensures our members are getting the coverage they need yet we are not seeing "empty" promotions. Promotions come out of necessity, guild need and an individuals dedication, motivation and loyalty to Vanquish.
Activity is key in the role of leadership and comes in MANY forms. An Officer in Vanquish will have a role to fill within the guild be that Recruitment, PvP, RP event coordination etc. One of few hardline requirements I have of ANY Officer is that they are able to commit to hosting at lest one event per week on a static schedule if at all possible. i.e. "Group content night every Sat. at 7pm with Oakos" and that they stay caught up with current events within the guild via the forums, Officers meetings and communication with the members on multiple levels.
Self motivation, confidence and creativity is a must for our Officers. As an Officer you are expected to recognize opportunities for leadership and meet those opportunities head on. Recognizing members needs and wants and balancing out how to meet them without killing yourself is the single most important attribute for an MMO Officer and this skill derives itself from self motivation, confidence and creativity.
Know your role and that role is that of a servant. Understand that while leadership in Vanquish comes with a number of perks a true leader is one that finds the most enjoyment through enabling the fun of others. Selfless leadership is what Vanquish seeks and often times it is a thankless job. Accepting and even enjoying such is the tell tale sign of an Officer within our ranks.
Actions speak louder than words. In my time leading guild I have found those that ASK to be Officers often times stumble in their path to such. Those that prove their dedication, skill and leadership time and time again through action (often times without even knowing it) will be the ones finding themselves on the fast track to leadership
Loyalty to Vanquish and its members is an Officers Foundation. An Officer in Vanquish knows they are a tool for the guild, enabling guild and member growth is what drives an Officer and this can only be accomplished through dedicated service to the guild. Cross guilding as an Officer in Vanquish is not permitted unless the situation dictates doing so is in the best interest of Vanquish and its members.