The Coming Jobs War

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 16, 2013 - Business & Economics - 220 pages
Definitive leadership strategy for fixing the American economy, drawn from Gallup’s unmatched global polling and written by the company’s chairman.

What everyone in the world wants is a good job. “This is one of the most important discoveries Gallup has ever made,” says the company’s Chairman, Jim Clifton.

In a provocative book for business and government leaders, Clifton describes how this undeniable fact will affect all leadership decisions as countries wage war to produce the best jobs.

Leaders of countries and cities, Clifton says, should focus on creating good jobs because as jobs go, so does the fate of nations. Jobs bring prosperity, peace and human development — but long-term unemployment ruins lives, cities and countries.

Creating good jobs is tough, and many leaders are doing many things wrong. They’re undercutting entrepreneurs instead of cultivating them. They’re running companies with depressed workforces. They’re letting the next generation of job creators rot in bad schools.

A global jobs war is coming, and there’s no time to waste. Cities are crumbling for lack of good jobs. Nations are in revolt because their people can’t get good jobs. The cities and countries that act first — that focus everything they have on creating good jobs — are the ones that will win.

The Coming Jobs War offers a clear, brutally honest look at America’s biggest problem and a cogent prescription for solving it.
 

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User Review  - DavidShellhamer - LibraryThing

This was an easy read; full of lots of stats. I think alot of this has already happened and we have already lost to China; I don't see a way back. Clifton states that he believes America can win but I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jaie22 - LibraryThing

Yes, yes, yes, I get it. We're in trouble. Clifton needs to get over his ideas about American exceptionalism before I can take him seriously. On the other side of the same coin, though, he also needs ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter
17
Chapter Three
37
Chapter
63
Chapter Seven
83
Chapter Eight
99
Chapter Nine
117
Chapter
131
Chapter Twelve
165
Conclusion
185
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Jim Clifton is Chairman and CEO of Gallup. His most recent innovation, the Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world’s 7 billion citizens a voice in virtually all key global issues. Clifton has pledged to continue this effort to collect world opinion for 100 years in 150 countries.

Under Clifton’s leadership, Gallup has achieved a fifteen-fold increase in its billing volume and expanded Gallup from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 40 offices in 30 countries and regions.

Clifton is also the creator of The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that establishes the linkages among human nature in the workplace, customer engagement and business outcomes. This model is used in performance management systems in more than 500 companies worldwide.

Clifton serves on several boards and is Chairman of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He has received honorary degrees from Jackson State, Medgar Evers and Bellevue universities. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Susan.

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