Jim Clifton

Jim Clifton

Since 1988, Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup, a leader in organizational consulting and public opinion research. 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. Mr. Clifton has pledged to continue this effort to collect world opinion for 100 years in 150 countries.

Under Mr. Clifton's leadership, Gallup has achieved a fifteenfold increase in its billing volume and expanded Gallup from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 40 offices in 30 countries and regions.

Mr. Clifton is 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. He is also the author of many articles and of the book The Coming Jobs War.

Mr. Clifton serves on several boards and is Chairman of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He has received honorary degrees from Jackson State, Medgar Evers, and Bellevue Universities.
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Jim Clifton joins Jim Blasingame to explain why the United States, warts and all, is still the world’s best hope for spreading freedom and opportunity through business and trade relationships, by business builders, large and small.
Jim Clifton joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there are three essential people in any organization that builds something useful, including the entrepreneur, the manager, and the rainmaker.
Jim Clifton joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Gallup research that reveals why entrepreneurs and innovators all ultimately build things that create value, and why that should be the future focus of work.