The Science of Dream Teams

Featured Guest: Mike Zani

Moneyball was just the tip of the iceberg.  In that movie, a baseball team relies on performance data instead of scouts’ intuition to build a winning club.  The very same concept can forge a dream team in your own NPO or business.

Sophisticated assessments, data, and software give CEOs and managers in any industry detailed insights into human behavior — and, more critically, their team members’ behavior.  As CEO of The Predictive Index, Mike Zani has witnessed firsthand how the application of data and science can impact, and completely change, the way we function in our professional lives. In his new book, THE SCIENCE OF DREAM TEAMS: How Talent Optimization Can Drive Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness, Zani details a data-driven approach to talent strategy that makes hiring, motivating, and managing people more efficient and effective than ever.  From coaching a U.S. Olympic team to founding an investment firm, he knows first hand how assessments can build a dream team.


Mike Zani

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Leadership Development, Leadership Trends and Strategy, Leading with Care, Resilience, Technology & Leadership


Talent strategy, Data-driven approach, The Predictive Index, Sophisticated assessments, Performance data