Teambuilding, Leadership and Management in at least two worlds.


On Saturday, May 16 at 3:00 p.m. central time, I lost a guildmate, guild webmaster, and friend. It was completely unexpected. He was 32.

This Blog is dedicated to Astronaut, aka Steven Turman.

July 9, 1976 – May 16, 2009


Astronaut the Shaman

Astro was remarkable. He was kind, reliable, smart, funny, caring, generous, hard-working, approachable, fun. I looked forward to seeing more pictures of his puppy Ripley as she grew up. I fully expected him to visit me in Vancouver some day, and go for Dim Sum. I expected to visit him and be taught what “real” BBQ was. I’d told him a bit about my plans for this blog, and he’d offered to be my WordPress mentor when I got around to setting this site up.

Astro was an organ donor. He will live on in up to 50 people, as well as in the memories of his guildmates and other friends in World of Warcraft, his Real Life friends, family and pets. He will be missed. He will not be forgotten.

Please consider registering for the organ donor program in your state/province. The act of a few seconds can mean a new life to so many.

For Canada, start here:
The Canadian Transplant Association

For the United States, start here:
U.S. Government Information on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

I’m going to close this with his forum avatar and signature quotes:

Astro's Avatar

Astronaut | Shaman | Armory

“We’re a performance family. You must perform. If you go in and you don’t perform, we’re going to play somebody else. But we still love you. I still want you at my house having dinner, but you have to perform.”  -Coach John Calipari.

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”  -Margaret Mead


About Author

Atris, known in another world as Karilee, is a World of Warcraft Guild Leader and Business Consultant fascinated by how Leadership, Management and Teambuilding work in two different worlds. She believes that good leaders, good managers and good teams are essential for successfully defeating dragons, no matter what world you find yourself in.