Larry Sternberg

Larry Sternberg- Managing To Make A Difference: How To Engage, Retain, & Develop Talent For Maximum Performance

Larry Sternberg- Managing To Make A Difference: How To Engage, Retain, & Develop Talent For Maximum Performance

“Most organizations direct the majority of their development resources to the C-suite, but still expect mid-level managers to attract, engage, retain, and develop talent,” say management consultants Larry Sternberg and Kim Turnage, authors of the new book MANAGING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: How To Engage, Retain, & Develop Talent For Maximum Performance.  “Successfully juggling everyday duties while maintaining team performance and leading around roadblocks leaves little room for management planning.”  The book serves as a guide to help readers grow as managers, with a series of lessons drawn from Sternberg’s own experience, as well practical exercises that put the principles into action.

In the pursuit of business goals and promotions, it’s easy for managers to lose sight of the needs of their employees.  Yet managers who want to stand out from the pack would do well to focus on making a difference in the lives of the people they manage.  

Larry Sternberg is a senior executive at management consulting firm Talent Plus, Inc. where he has designed and conducted training programs on a variety of topics for thousands of executives and managers.

Kim Turnage is a senior leadership consultant at Talent Plus, where she works with client partners in the selection, development, and retention of top leadership talent, including succession planning.

In MANAGING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: How To Engage, Retain, & Develop Talent For Maximum Performance, Sternberg and Turnage provide strategies, tools, and techniques that empower managers to make a difference in the lives of their employees.  The book serves as a guide to help readers grow as managers, with a series of lessons drawn from Sternberg’s own experience, as well practical exercises that put the principles into action.

Organized around a coherent philosophy and based on solid research, the book offers a roadmap to engagement, talent development, and excellence in management.  From difficult situations and organizational challenges to everyday motivation and inspiration, these techniques will help middle managers achieve the goals of their organization while empowering their workers to achieve their own. 

The tools and techniques Sternberg and Turnage present will enable managers to: 

·      Motivate, inspire, and lead teams with confidence

·      Manage through challenges and overcome obstacles

·      Develop key talent and maintain high engagement

·      Adopt practical management tools based on substantiated research

MANAGING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE also includes powerful tools such as:

·      Career Investment Discussions

·      Focus On You

·      The GIFT Formula

·      Human Investment Planning

Not only are the recommendations supported by research, but over the course of his career, Sternberg has put each one into practice in his own work as a manager and leader in the hotel industry.  “As you strive to be the kind of manager who makes a difference, you will not only improve engagement, performance, and retention among your team members, you will also find a greater sense of fulfillment and meaning in your own work,” he says.

MANAGING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE distills the authors’ fifty years of combined leadership and consulting experience focused on best practices in engaging, retaining, and developing top performers.  The authors have partnered with individuals and organizations to create great places to work in which people grow and relationships thrive.  They do not claim that their approach is the only way, but it is effective, positive, and affirming.  “Organizations and managers should be intentional and aggressive about creating a culture in which people feel valued, significant, and fulfilled, a culture in which people truly look forward to going to work,” says Sternberg.

Sternberg‘s areas of expertise include selection, training and development, employee engagement, empowerment, self-directed work teams, strengths management, mentoring, and leading change.  Sternberg has served as vice president of human resources with The Portman Hotel Company and as a general manager with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.  He pioneered self-directed work teams, achieving remarkable improvements in financial results, guest satisfaction, and employee satisfaction. 

Turnage has consulted with global clients, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Sun International, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), Harman Management Corporation, the United States Air Force, and Gensler.

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The website is http://www.managetomakeadifference.com

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