Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee


I've said versions of this elsewhere over the past few days, and if you don't know about what I'm referring, you're probably better off for it.

The Captain of a ship is responsible for the actions of the crew, even if she didn't personally set the ship's course toward an iceberg. This is a reason that most people react badly to stories of ship captains fleeing their vessels in an emergency and leaving the passengers and crew to shift for themselves.

When I co-chaired the 2002 Worldcon in San Jose, I was responsible for the actions of the staff and committee, even if they didn't directly report to me, because responsibility falls upward, while credit should be bestowed downward.

When you make a mistake, it's better if you acknowledge and apologize for it, take steps to correct it, and vow to do better in the future.
Tags: fandom, worldcon

  • Train Pricing Oddities

    We're getting almost confident enough to start booking our travel to DisCon III in DC this December. Our currently plan has us driving to the Bay…

  • Vaccine Recovery

    Friday wasn't a great day for either Lisa or I. We weren't actively sick, but besides our arms hurting badly, we were both deeply tired. I was able…

  • Nevada Outback Trip, Part 2: The Road Much Less Traveled

    When we left off our tale of a trip into the Nevada Outback, we had just come down from the Project Shoal site and initially planned to go straight…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.