All I Have Is Second String

Can my B-players make an A-team?

Rich makes his living as a draftsman. This field is in transition, so he takes the work he can get. At one point in the summer, Rich left his home at 4:30 a.m. to drive two hours to work. After eight hours on the job, he drove home another two hours in a car without air conditioning, but on prayer meeting night, he was still at church at 7 p.m. with a great attitude.

Rich doesn't stand out. Rich operates a camera in the church's video ministry, but he's not seen on the screen. His heart and hands belong to Christ, but he is not a star.

Rich illustrates a recent article in USA Today, "Employers learning 'B Players' hold the cards.'" Author Del Jones points out that most employers spend their time trying to steal A players from their competition: "But some of those employers are coming around to the realization that failure and success might not lie among the weakest and strongest links, but in the solid middle, the B players … the 75 percent of workers who have been all but ignored… ...

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