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What business leaders might learn from the NFL's Wonderlic test

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Eric Fisher (R) of Central Michigan Chippewas stands on stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after Fisher was picked #1 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City.

The NFL Draft is coming up in less than a month. 

Teams will put years of scouting, interviews and evaluations on the line and select college players they hope will develop into productive pros...or maybe into stars. These athletes will not only have had their speed and strength measured, but also their cognitive ability. The oft-scorned Wonderlic Test is given to nearly every draft-eligible football player. 

It's supposed to access a person's learning and problem solving aptitude and it's used by a number of companies. But how good of a predictor is it in terms of success? 

For more we'll talk to Brian Lyons, professor of business management at Wright State University.


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