The Chairman's Blog

by Jim Clifton and John Hope Bryant

Are students getting the opportunity to match their aspirations with the experience they need to boom America's economy?

by Jim Clifton

America needs to transform the practice of management, similar to the way Six Sigma and lean management disrupted processes in the 1980s.

Twenty-five million U.S. adults are invisible in media coverage of the widely reported 4.9% official unemployment rate.

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.

British voters' decision to leave the European Union was a total shock to elite leaders of government and media around the world. It's now a wake-up call to American leaders and media as well.

There are 7 billion people in the world. Imagine if all 7 billion received coaching to maximize their potential this week. It would change how humans develop.

Change is coming one way or another to American universities. They have to decide whether they want to lead the change or become the next victims of disruption.

Are millennials really that different? The answer is yes -- profoundly so. Millennials will change the world decisively more than any other generation, says Gallup's CEO.

Is the official U.S. unemployment rate a "big lie"? Do small businesses have a future? Gallup tackled these issues and more in 2015.

A philanthropic foundation aims to ignite desperately needed new business startups, which will create the good jobs that the world's citizens most want.

If America is going to dominate the world again, the country has to fix the spirit of free enterprise. Small-business startups are in serious decline.

Demographic trends show that by 2050, a majority of the world's population will be concentrated in cities. This emerging trend means city leaders are going to have to start creating new strategies for their economic ecosystems.

The two firms have created the Organizational Science Initiative, which aims to offer the world's most comprehensive analytics on employee engagement and organizational health.

The institute's mission is to lead America in fixing its biggest problems: the decline of free enterprise, the need for many more good jobs and mistaken theories on employee engagement and how humans develop in the workplace.

Jim Clifton was interviewed recently for the National Federation of Independent Business' Playbook magazine on the strengths of entrepreneurs. Here are the questions and answers.

Jim Clifton will be appearing on a panel, held by Richard Branson's Virgin Disruptors, to debate workplace well-being, and work/life balance. Panelists were asked to submit answers to five key questions about workplace well-being in advance of the event.

Most CEOs I know honestly don't care about employees or take an interest in human resources. Sure, they know who their stars are and love them -- but it ends there.