Align Before You Assign

Are there people on your team who are misaligned? If so, it is imperative that you help them to find a role that matches their skill set. And by all means, don’t try to change someone. It will NOT work.

Tony Kornheiser of ESPN PTI fame, recently made the statement, “If you have a portrait painter, you don’t want him painting your garage.” 

There are masterpieces waiting to be unleashed. As the leader, it is your job to make sure you get the brush in the right hands and stop worrying about the garage.

Align before you assign and then stay out of the way.



How do you think employee alignment affects an organization?





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9 years ago

I was told a few weeks back that I wasn’t working out in my current job position. I will be let go at the end of the year. In a worldly perspective I was not in the “right position” or aligned right. However, I know God put me here. I learned and I am more than able to do the tasks at hand. Sometimes things can seem to be misaligned when all you have to do is refocus.
God has a plan and a place for us all. I pray to always be in alignment with Him and I pray He helps me to help those around me to be aligned as well…
Thanks Randy.


9 years ago

I will be praying for you Jason. Thanks for the update!

Todd Hendrix

9 years ago

Sometimes misalignment causes the organization to stumble, waste resources, and lose focus on their purpose and goals. The more aligned the talent is with the position the greater the opportunity for success.


9 years ago

So true Todd. Thanks for the comment!

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