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Will The US Remain A Global Economic Leader?

As I talk to friends and clients alike it seems pretty obvious we have all started to come to the same conclusion: we have witnessed the peak of this country’s global economic leadership. Sad but I believe it is true. That peak happened at the end of the Great Recession because it signaled our country’s attitude toward the creation of value: financial trickery. That’s not sustainable or responsible behavior.

We have to find the next growth engine, the next way to leap ahead of the world and sustain our wonderful American way. There is a path, and as bizarre as this sounds, it addresses the most un-American thing we do: we treat the people in our private and public sectors as if they are machines, or worse, idiots. We need to tap into the genius of our workforce, and figure out how to run our organizations in ways that puts that talent, energy and passion to work creating value for the world’s marketplace.

  • About The Author

    John Bernard

    John Bernard ‘s work in redefining the fundamental drivers of business performance improvement has led to national recognition as a thought leader in employee engagement. As an equally experienced executive and consultant, his effective articulation of new ways of thinking about management and management systems has led to his forthcoming book, Engage to Win, The Surprising Secret to Extraordinary Employee Engagement. John is managing partner of Portland, Oregon based Mass Ingenuity at Check out John's book at Full
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