The Science of Dream Teams

How talent optimization can drive engagement,
productivity, and happiness.

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About the authors

MIKE ZANI is the CEO of The Predictive Index, a talent optimization platform that uses over 60 years of proven science and software to help businesses design high-performing teams and cultures, make objective hiring decisions, and inspire greatness in people. Its 8,000+ clients include Bain Capital, Blue Cross Blue Shield, DoorDash, LVMH, Nissan, Omni Hotels, and VMware. Zani is also the co-founder and partner at Phoenix Strategy Investments, a private investment fund. An avid sailor, he was coach of the 1996 US Olympic Team. He holds a BS from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

STEPHEN BAKER was a senior technology writer at BusinessWeek. He is the author of The Numeroti and Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything, and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Where Does It Hurt?: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care and Hop, Skip, Go: How the Mobility Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives.

From the CEO of The Predictive Index, the leader in talent optimization, comes “Moneyball for leadership” and people management.

Build a dream
team in 10 steps

takeaways from “The Science of Dream Teams”

How do you find the perfect person for the job in a stack of hundreds of resumes? Why do some teams succeed while others – made up of equally talented people – stumble? If the quality of your workforce is your company’s most important asset, then why are your managers still basing these critical decisions primarily on interviews and their gut instincts? In The Science of Dream Teams, Mike Zani details a data-driven approach to talent optimization that makes hiring, motivating, and managing people more efficient and effective than ever. It employs sophisticated assessments, tools, and software that enable leaders to:
  • Measure the traits and characteristics that predict success in a role or fit on a team
  • Build finely tuned project teams and well balanced leadership teams
  • Boost employee productivity, engagement, retention-and happiness
  • Unlock the hidden potential of individual workers and your organization as a whole
Whatever the business or industry, this game changing approach has the power to unlock an unbeatable competitive advantage!

Use some of the tools mentioned in the book!

Praise for The Science of Dream Teams

“An indispensable road map to creating high-performing teams who can build a great company, this book is a must-read for anyone who aspires to organizational excellence.”

Jim Koch | Cofounder and Chairman of Boston Beer Company

Speaking Appearances

Conversation with Jim Koch of Boston Beer Company
Introduction to talent optimization @ OPTIMA 2019
Conversation with Alix James of Nielson Kellerman
Guy Raz Interview with Mike Zani

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