BUSINESS BASICS NUMBER 16

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Put the right people in the right places. That business basic produces tremendous results when it is used correctly. It produces disastrous results when it is ignored.

An exciting characteristic about people is that we all have our own unique aptitudes and natural abilities. You have yours and I have mine. That is part of what makes you you and me me. Therefore, in managing talent within any organization, we absolutely must aim to put the right person in the right place every time.

This business basic is a work of beauty to see when used correctly and a nightmare to see when ignored. I have seen people that code incredibly well be forced into public relations roles and flounder. I have seen people that are dynamic, compassionate, and relational go bonkers when confined to a back-office financial accounting job.

Do you want your business to prosper? Then remember that you can’t put a square peg in a round hole. Don’t even try. Put the right people in the right places.


About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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