How to use this guide


This guide will walk you through the four aptitudes that make up talent optimization. Each aptitude includes three to four activities (e.g., measure what matters). Each activity is supported by actions you should take to implement talent optimization within your organization.

You can consume this guide in various ways. Read it cover-to-cover or jump in at any point that’s of particular interest to your organization. There’s no right or wrong way to consume this information. What matters is that you absorb what you read—because if you can grasp these concepts and implement them, your organization will soar to new heights.

You can also consume the same information on the Predictive Index’s Talent Optimization Certification site. There you can learn the same content and take the quizzes while working towards your Leader or Consultant certification. 

Guide features

  • Learning objectives: The guide includes learning objectives to guide your reading and help you study for the talent optimization certification exam.
  • Hyperlinks: You’ll find hyperlinks throughout the guide so you can easily navigate from one aptitude or activity to another