Posted by: kerrywills | June 16, 2017

I don’t want Darth Maul on my team…


Recently, I took my kids to a local Comic Convention (BTW isn’t one of the reasons to have kids is that you can go to these things and not be the weird old guy?). My son is a huge Star Wars fan and the actor who played Darth Maul was going to be there for autographs. We made sure to get there when it opened and went straight to his line and then waited about 20 minutes before someone said that he is usually late. So we walked around the entire convention and came back an hour and a half later. We then waited another half an hour to find out he had finally arrived but was speaking on a panel. So we went for lunch and came back another two hours later and waited on line for another 30 minutes. Everyone was frustrated, tired and disappointed since we had planned to be home by now relaxing in our poo.l Finally he showed up and we got to meet him. He was very nice and chatted with us for a while.

In business and on projects (and in life), a commitment needs to mean something. So if someone is expected to complete a task or show up at a certain meeting, then that should be taken seriously. While we did get the autograph, it feels like he did not take the commitment seriously. This is not someone that I would want on my team…even though the signature is fantastic!

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