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sundials in the shade

Marcus Buckingham says that the most ineffective staff people are like “sundials in the shade.”  It’s not a matter of ability or talent or desire.  The real question is this: do we have them in the right role?

As you lead teams of people — be that at church, work, or home — one of your primary tasks is to help place people in the right positions.  Whenever talent is misaligned, no one is happy.  In fact, misplaced talent will eventually erode if it’s not being continually sharpened or utilized.

Do you have any sundials in the shade?