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Root Inc. Awarded 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Award Recognizing Exceptional Leadership Development and Programs

The Root Compass(R) Manager Development Program Honored

SYLVANIA, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/14 -- Root Inc., the strategy execution consulting company, today announced it is a winner in the 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Awards for outstanding achievements through its Root Compass Manager Development Program. Root Compass equips managers with the right mindset and skill foundation for success in their difficult yet critical role -- subsequently helping organizations build a network of very strong managers that are capable of driving successful teams and delivering on company strategy.

"It is such an honor for us to be recognized as one of the top 500 leadership organizations by Leadership Excellence and HR.com," said Rich Berens, president of Root Inc. "To have the latest version of our Root Compass Manager Development Program recognized speaks to the exceptional value the program delivers helping managers drive great results for their companies."

For the past 30 years, Leadership Excellence has identified and recognized the top 500 leadership organizations strategies and solutions in their yearly ranking. This year's top 500 award winners are included in the April issue of Leadership Excellence Essentials. The publication also features the top award winners in each category, now available online.

"The award winners from the 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Awards program are the top firms with outstanding leadership programs from more than 1,250 nominated companies. To be in the top 10 percent of any category is truly spectacular, and it's a true demonstration of the hard work and effort by these great companies," said Debbie McGrath, CEO at HR.com.

About Root Compass Manager Development Program

Managers are critical linchpins in every organization; to ensure high performance, Root Compass focuses on the following components:

  • Know My Role - identify and embrace the role as a manager in the organization.
  • Know My Business - understand and articulate the company strategy.
  • Connect My Team - develop skills to connect the individual team members with the company's purpose and strategy.
  • Deliver Results - practice new competencies and create detailed action plans to deliver results through their team.

The Root Compass program has netted significant results for organizations, including:

  • Increased manager effectiveness 8 percent.
  • Improved employee engagement by 9 percent.
  • Increased customer loyalty index 10 percent.
  • Decreased turnover 35 percent.

About Root Inc.

Root is a strategy execution company that helps organizations engage their people as the catalyst and driver for change. Root does this by connecting people with complex strategies using creative and visual methods, transformative insights, and consulting know-how on strategy deployment and sustainment. With more than 20 years of capabilities developed from partnering with the world's largest businesses, Root has created a proven framework that consistently achieves clarity, ownership, and results. Based in Sylvania, Ohio, Root has been recognized as a Great Place to Work eight times in the last nine years. Visit www.rootinc.com for more information and follow Root on Twitter: @therootinc.

Note: Root Compass is a registered trademark of Root Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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