Just don't waste my time..
I've been in a position of authority/leadership a few times now. And I think I'm definitely one of those people who think if you don't care, you don't care, don't waste my time. Maybe this is a bit of a rant.
Anyways, I've been helping out with the drama kids at SonLight. And I know it requires extra work since we have rehearsals every Saturday, and I know kids have things they rather do than to rehearse lines with me. It's a little a bit different becomes sometimes the kids aren't necessary the ones that want to be onstage, sometimes it's the parents that want it and the kids got no choice but to comply. But either way, I've sent out countless emails to parents about our schedule. And every week, people always come late. Every week. I only have 2 hours a week (I usually use less than that, too), and the parents can't even drop their kids off on time?
Half the time, kids aren't too ecstatic to be there. They like to remind me that they would rather play video games than to be here. I need to remind them numerous times to focus. And that's when I'm like, "If you don't want to be here, don't be here, don't waste my time." I got things to do better than to come and rehearse lines with kids who don't want to be and parents who are late. And while you're there, you're there, might as well make the most of it. I don't know, I'm just a bit annoyed that I still need to call parents to remind them to come. Or that someone has yet to make a single rehearsal with the performance 2 weeks away.
I had similar feelings during captaincy. Lots of time, I felt like people went to practice simply because they had to. But no one is making them, they don't have to go. While they are there, why waste my time and theirs? If you're there anyways, make the most of it.