So what strategy do you use for the advisor positions? In my first trial games my initial advisors happened to be the highest CAP people in my cabinet, so I assigned them according to their skills vs my weaknesses, and kept them advisors. Of course they became masters, basically overshadowing their "superior." Would it have been better to assign them outright to their best suited positions and have a relative scrub as advisor?
How do you use the advisor position? Super skilled jack of all trades, jumping around as needed? Weakling hail-mary backup? Dedicated middling assistant? Obviously it depends on the scenario, but I'd love to hear everyone's general thoughts on the position.
If advisors they have great stats, then I'll likely put them in a governor or council position.
In rare cases, if they have a great specific stat I need for a role but they have bad capacity, I'll use them to help a high capacity council/governor until the council/gov surpasses them. Then I'll switch the advisor to another role.
I've had success attaching advisors with a specific military skill (ie: demolitions) to OHQ commanders that have strong units that need a firepower boost. For example, demolitions with an infantry/arty unit attacking a city.
Early game, if you don't have the PP to reassign the advisor, put them in the best place they can impact your empire the most. I like SHQ (war, high command) and councils (technician, science, administration).