7 Practical Steps For Executive Ascension: The African American Void And How You Can Fill It

7 Practical Steps For Executive Ascension: The African American Void And How You Can Fill It


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In 21st century America, where African Americans account for 13% of the total population, only 1.9% of senior management positions in the U.S. are occupied by African American men. Recognizing and training talented African American men in the workforce is especially important now, in light of the shrinking pool of talented labor and aging of the workforce. In this book, Dr. Roberts details the current landscape of executive profiles in today's corporate America, and offers an analysis of the apparent underrepresentation of African American men in senior management positions. Dr. Roberts also shares the success stories of 10 African American men's journeys to the executive suite. This book will help those who are climbing the corporate ladder to understand the obstacles that may stand in their way and how to overcome them in order to achieve successful career ascension. Dr. Roberts also provides valuable insight for current business leaders regarding succession planning in their search for solutions that lead to sustainable success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692432150
Publisher: Onyx Management Consulting
Publication date: 04/19/2015
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

For the past 25 years, Dr. Jonathan Roberts has successfully climbed the steps to the executive suite of several Fortune® 500 consumer packaged goods organizations. He has led a dynamic career geographically, living in every region of the United States, which has enhanced his diverse understanding of organizational structures and the changing marketplace.
Dr. Roberts has enjoyed immense success in the corporate environment, winning several awards for his leadership and goal attainment. Likewise, he has a proven track record of developing talent. He has been appointed several times as a corporate liaison to represent company interests with industry trade organizations. He has also been an active member in the communities he resided in, having served on the local boards of The United Negro College Fund and The National Urban League.
In 2012, Dr. Roberts earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership from Capella University. He has leveraged his experience and talents and christened Onyx Management Consulting where he is focused on improving organizations and individuals' leadership capabilities. He specializes in leadership and talent development, team building, mentoring, coaching, and diversity and inclusion training.
Dr. Roberts and his wife reside in Atlanta, Georgia. He also has two daughters and a grandson. He is an avid reader, enjoys playing golf and is an enthusiastic fantasy football player.
Dr. Roberts is accepting engagements and requests for organizational or personal training. You may reach him at Onyxmanagementconsulting.com or drjonathanroberts1@gmail.com.

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