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Axios: Gallup CEO Wants to Scout CEOs Like Pro Athletes

Axios: Gallup CEO Wants to Scout CEOs Like Pro Athletes
Gallup Jim Clifton attends the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 27th Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Hilton on November 16, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund)

By    |   Sunday, 03 June 2018 02:19 PM

The world spends countless hours and dollars scouting the next great professional athlete, but it should be doing the same for American business "super builders," Gallup CEO Jim Clifton told Axios.

"There may be 400,000 Steve Jobses, but we don't have any idea who they are," Clifton said, per the report. "But imagine if they were point guards. We would be all over them."

Clifton is the author of a new book "Born to Build: How to Build a Thriving Startup, a Winning Team, New Customers, and Your Best Life Imaginable."

He has developed a scouting test he calls "Builders Assessment," which "identifies alpha males and females," he told Axios.

"Our tests pick up those with high IQs, but not this one kid, [the builder]," Clifton told Axios. "We think that 2 percent to 10 percent have those characteristics. If we could test all the high school graduates, we could get just them. We could treat them like halfbacks."

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The world spends countless hours and dollars scouting the next great professional athlete, but it should be doing the same for American business "super builders," Gallup CEO Jim Clifton told Axios."
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