From the site The Coming Jobs War:
What everyone in the world wants is a good job.
Today, this statement makes vivid sense.
In a provocative book for business and government leaders, Gallup Chairman Jim Clifton describes how this undeniable fact will affect all leadership decisions as countries wage war to produce the best jobs.
The next war will not be over oil or water or capital. The coming war will be fought over jobs. Jobs and the lives they make possible.
Clifton says... 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.
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.
Under Clifton's leadership, Gallup has expanded from 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.
We will talk with Mr. Clifton about how each of us can be prepared with the skills and resources to not only survive, but thrive, in The Coming Jobs War.