Talent Plus, Inc. Announces Managing to Make a Difference

by Talent Plus

May 01, 2017Press Releases

(Lincoln, Nebr.) – Talent Plus, Inc. ® would like to announce the official launch of Managing to Make a Difference: How to Engage, Retain, and Develop Talent for Maximum Performance, written by Larry Sternberg, J.D. and Kim Turnage, Ph.D., and published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Available in stores and online May 1, 2017, and offers a practical, real-world training manual for mid-level management.

Based upon their management experience, as well as Larry Sternberg’s catalog of blogs over the last several years, the book identifies key tenets of management along with actionable illustrations, lessons and experiments for anyone in management to consider. One manager shared this after reading the book: “Preparing to walk into my first experience in managing, and already reading just the intro to this book this morning & I’m imagining a totally different approach on day one… and I’m totally EXCITED! Not an approach I had ever thought of, but one I really wish I had experienced on day one myself, so I can’t wait to try it out. It is changing the way I see how this experience can be so awesome! So glad to have this resource to rely on and feel a lot less intimidated to take on this new challenge!… these authors seem to have a very human approach and clearly have your back.”

About the book: Managing to Make a Difference presents a leadership guide for those in the middle. The C-suite has a wealth of resources for leadership guidance, but middle managers face a quandary: often given little guidance on how to excel, they are also under enormous pressure to do a variety of things other than “lead.” This book provides much-needed tools and techniques for building a high-performing team – without letting your other duties suffer. Organized around a coherent philosophy and based on solid research, the discussion offers a roadmap to engagement, talent development and excellence in management. From difficult situations and organizational challenges to everyday motivation and inspiration, these techniques help middle managers achieve the goals of their organization while empowering their workers to achieve their own.

About Larry Sternberg, J.D.: When organizations seek to create breakthroughs, they turn to Larry, one of the most innovative thinkers in human resources today. Having been with Talent Plus since 1999, he has served in a variety of roles beginning as a management and leadership consultant. He has held leadership positions as chair of management and leadership consulting, and client engagement, and most recently president. He is now a Talent Plus Fellow performing duties as an often-requested speaker and consultant. Larry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Hamilton College and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.

About Kim Turnage, Ph.D.: Kim has spent her career discovering where people naturally excel and connecting them with opportunities to stretch those talents. She first joined Talent Plus in 1997 as a research analyst and leadership consultant. At that time, she directed research, statistical analysis and reporting of results, as well as consulted with clients to implement strategies around talent-based selection and strengths-based management. She now serves as a Senior Leadership Consultant. In this capacity, she works with clients in the selection and development of top talent. A graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology, a Master’s of Science in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology.

Talent Plus, Inc. is the Leading Talent Assessment Partner ® in the industry and an internationally recognized management consulting firm with over 400 clients in 20 countries delivering interviews in more than 20 languages. Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, Talent Plus also has an office in Singapore. For more information, please visit