Business

When leaders make strengths-based development a priority, their companies make larger, faster strides toward strengths outcomes.

B2Bs need a sales strategy that is advisory, is tailored to each customer and provides valuable insights through analytics.

U.S. workers worry more about having their benefits reduced than about being laid off, getting a pay cut or having their hours cut. Fewer worry about each of these possibilities than did so from 2009-2013.

The image of the U.S. real estate industry improved for the fifth straight year in 2016, with more than twice as many Americans having a positive view (44%) as a negative view (21%).

Of 25 business and industry sectors, the restaurant industry has the top image score this year, with 66% of Americans rating it positively and only 7% negatively. Computers are a close second, while the federal government is dead last.

The U.S. Gallup Good Jobs rate was 47.1% in July and unemployment was 5.1%, the best rates Gallup has recorded for each since 2010. Workforce participation was 67.8%, the highest since June 2013.

by Jim Clifton

Companies aren't growing. CEOs talk a big customer game and then go back to their offices, acquire their competitors and lower prices. Shockingly, boards of directors encourage this.