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Zach Schaefer - Identify, Select, and Retain Top Talent

July 7, 2021


Dr. Zach Schaefer, Founder and CEO of Spark the Discussion, is a talent optimization and behavioral science expert. Dr. Z is also an award winning professional speaker and recently retired tenured professor. His mission is to help companies execute their goals with excellence. Dr. Z has important insight to share with business owners regarding team building and finding a suitable successor. 

In his interview, Dr. Z discusses behavioral science and its application in the workplace. Culture can make or break a company, so building the right team should not be taken lightly. Dr. Z explains some behavioral science assessment tools and how they can be used to optimize your teams. He also shares some musings from his fascinating book, “American Creativity.” Your carefully chosen team can help your business grow even after you’ve left the business, don’t miss Dr. Z’s tips for building the best team you can.

1-Minute Sections: 
  • 5:36-6:20: How behavioral science applies to the workplace.
  • 6:50-7:53: The shocking accuracy of behavioral science tools.
  • 9:15-10:19: Characteristics of a good successor. 
  • 11:21-12:34: Tips for smoother transitions within family businesses.