The Chairman's Blog

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.

by Jim Clifton

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.

by Jim Clifton

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.

by Jim Clifton

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.

by Jim Clifton

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.

by Jim Clifton

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

by Jim Clifton

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.

by Jim Clifton

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.

by Jim Clifton

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.

by Jim Clifton

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.

by Jim Clifton

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.

by Jim Clifton

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.

by Jim Clifton

Speaking about the ISIS threat recently, the White House made news when it said, "We have to address grievances terrorists exploit, including economic grievances." Basically, they identified the ISIS problem as a jobs problem.

by Jim Clifton

Here's something that many Americans -- including some of the smartest and most educated among us -- don't know: The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading.

Top articles of the year include how the best companies engage their customers and the talents of great entrepreneurs.

Big Gallup findings include why great managers are so rare --- and why employee satisfaction doesn't matter, among others.