LONDON – In his [THEN – ed.] upcoming book, The War For Good Jobs, Gallup Chief Jim Clifton makes the interesting proposition that it is the creation of good jobs, more than politics and military force, that will drive socio-economic change and global stability.
The demands of leadership have changed. The highest levels of leadership require mastery of a new task: job creation. Traditional leadership through politics, military force, religion, or personal values won’t work in the future like it has in the past. The nuances of personal values will be anchored in how they affect almighty jobs more than in Almighty God — or anything else. Human rights, stem cell research, gay rights, women in the global workplace — what will matter about these issues will be how they affect job growth more than how they affect family, political, and religious values.
I think he’s not far off and it makes interesting reading … have a gander here.