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From Hire to Inspire


North Americans work 90,000 hours in their lifetime. Wouldn’t they enjoy working in a job they love, with a boss who energizes them? David Lahey’s From Hire to Inspire can help make that happen. With advice for all types of companies, From Hire to Inspire is a road map to becoming a better boss ― maybe even the best boss ― and to helping your employees achieve their potential.

Using a new set of behavioural science analytics, Lahey shows you how to determine what types of work different people will find fulfilling. When leaders use these principles to put the right people in the right positions at the right time, employees spend less energy adapting, their engagement levels improve, and they are less absent at work, which results in an increase in productivity and lower accident levels.

Set your employees up for success in both work and life by learning how to adapt to a changing workplace, the science of decision making, how to coax the most from a millennial workforce, the influence social media has on a culture, how to maintain a respectful environment where leaders can flourish, and more.

Talent Optimizer


What strategies will work to attract the next generation of top talent? Why do some employees get lazy on day 91, while others continually raise the bar? How do I know if my new hire will work well with our culture? Every business has a financial plan; most companies have an operational plan; few have a people plan.

The most significant expense on most income statements is people, and it often gets the least attention. If you are struggling to get everyone rowing in the same direction, to help you turn your business strategy into business results, this book is for you. Talent Optimizer provides entrepreneurs and business leaders with a proven process to design your plan to hire and inspire the right people to deliver results.

Most companies hire for skills and hope things will work out. The Talent Optimizer process turns traditional recruiting and leadership on its head. The Talent strategies of the 20th century don’t work in the information age. Today’s employees demand forward-thinking leadership built on values, trust, and an understanding of how people are wired differently. This system isn’t a shortcut; it’s a philosophy that if adopted, will deliver truly remarkable results—If you’re ready.

The Journey to Cultural Championship


In the age of big data, the internet, and falling barriers to entry for new businesses, competition for talent is hotter than ever. Modern executives will be assessing their company’s strategy to attract and retain the cultural champions who build an organization. In this whirlwind of an economy, how does a manager begin to do this?

The Journey to Cultural Championship: Creating a passionate, driven, and high-performing team is the modern manager’s guide to developing the Millennial and Gen-Z workers of today into the cultural leaders of tomorrow. Written from the viewpoint of two Gen-Z business students, this book gives modern managers data-backed insights, guides, action-plans and more to create a high-performing cultural championship.

Predicting Success


By applying the principles and tools of human analytics to the workplace, you’ll avoid bad culture fits, mismatched skillsets, entitled workers, and other hiring missteps that drain the team of productivity and morale. This book provides guidance toward implementing tools like the Predictive Index®, behaviour analytics, hiring assessments, and other practical resources to build your best team and achieve the best outcomes.

Written by a human analytics specialist, Predictive Success President David Lahey, who applies these principles daily, this book is the manager’s guide to aligning people with business strategy to find the exact person your team is missing.

Expand the Circle


A U.S. Marine codebreaker turned Psychology Ph.D. attempts to unravel the mystery of leadership only to discover that the final clue is locked inside a 2,500-year old vault.

When I reached a crossroads in my 20+ year career, I decided to retrace my steps from the time I was a clueless manager up until I became a respected leader. I discovered that despite everything I had learned and achieved, there was a wall preventing me from realizing my full potential. After a brush with mortality led me to abandon everything, I discovered a Tibetan Buddhist meditation technique that became the inspiration for my new leadership approach.

I call this approach “Expand the Circle”, and it has 5 sequential stages:

  1. Lead Yourself
  2. Lead Others
  3. Lead Your Team
  4. Lead Your Organization
  5. Lead the World

Now it’s my mission to “eliminate suffering and spark joy at work” through my book, speaking events, and regular contributions on LinkedIn.

The Science of Dream Teams


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. The Science of Dream Teams will show you how.

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