Managing to Make a Difference: How to Engage, Retain, and Develop Talent for Maximum Performance

By: Larry Sternberg
Larry SternbergBased on the recently published business book, “Managing to Make a Difference,” former president of Talent Plus and General Manager of Ritz Carlton Properties, Larry Stenberg, takes decades of advice and whittles it down to the importance of the following growth areas:

Cultivating Positive Relationships, Accelerating People’s Growth, Maximizing Engagement and Motivation, Building Extraordinary Teams, Shaping Your Culture, Embracing Change and Investing in Your Own Growth

In this highly interactive session, highly sought-after presenter, Sternberg, will engage participants in a lively discussion and series of actionable tools and will share his vast experiences developing great managers.

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Discover the importance of strategically managing your teams
  • Understand how culture, engagement, growth and gratitude will move teams forward
  • Implement specific tools tomorrow with your teams

About the Speaker:
Having been with Talent Plus since 1999, Larry Sternberg has served in a variety of capacities beginning as a management consultant and in-depth analyst. He has held leadership positions as chair of management consulting, leadership consulting and client engagement, and most recently president. He is now a Talent Plus Fellow and is an often-requested speaker and consultant, most recently launching his book, “Managing to Make a Difference,” co-authored by Kim Turnage, Ph.D.

Sternberg has been instrumental in helping clients build Talent-Based Organizations ® and has designed and conducted training programs on a variety of topics for literally thousands of executives and managers, serving as a facilitator for numerous organizations to articulate their mission, vision and values. His areas of expertise include selection, training and development, employee engagement, empowerment, self-directed work teams, strength management, mentoring and leading change.

A longtime champion of Talent Plus, Sternberg utilized The Science of Talent ® in his roles prior to joining Talent Plus 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 and the approach was described in the book “Turned On: Eight Vital Insights to Energize Your People, Customers and Profits” by Roger Dow and Susan Cook. Sternberg’s strategies have twice been studied by Harvard.

A native of upstate New York, Sternberg and his wife, Salli, have called Lincoln, Nebraska, home since 2006. Sternberg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Hamilton College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.

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