How do some of you in leadership deal with an individual that appears to feel he is the "best there is", and takes liberties in frequent time off, and being consistently late for rehearsals.
The man is really good in his craft, he just does not seem concerned the burden he places upon others when he is absent.
I know this is a matter of the heart, compulsory attendance mandates from leadership seem to only work for a very short time with most individuals that exhibit these tendencies. This has been my past experience with this same issue in other worship venues.
An ideal situation would be to have depth in personnel, and rotate them on a scheduled basis, but there again, "ideal" is the key word here. This guy is good, and therefore, hard to replace due to the required amount of ability to play the material we cover
I would like to read some reflections on dealing with the heart issues, leaving the carrot and stick behind.
'When the carrot is consumed, the stick is becomes the only remaining tool of motivation"