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Corporate managers: America’s ‘most neglected’ employees

By John Egan on May 21, 2015

A new study paints a bleak picture of the state of developing a key group of talent in corporate America — managers. The study, conducted by business consultancy Root Inc. and Kelton Research, refers to the corporate manager as “America’s most neglected employee.” “The study shows emphatically that even those organizations with the foresight to conduct manager training are wasting their time and resources if senior leadership doesn’t show support, if the training doesn’t address both technical and leadership skills and if sustainment tools aren’t put into place,” said Tracey Nawrocki, director of manager development at Root. For the study, Root and Kelton Research surveyed about 200 Americans working in marketing, communications, HR, organizational development, training, operations, strate

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Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.