Pop Quiz, Monday with Larry Sternberg

Larry Sternberg

The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.

I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.

Can you please tell everyone your name?
Larry Sternberg

Larry Sternberg
Photo credit: Larry Sternberg

What is your job role?
As a Talent Plus Fellow, I write articles, teach, consult, and deliver keynotes. I am the co-author of the book, “Managing to Make a Difference.”

Tell us about your company?
Talent Plus is an international human resources consulting firm that helps companies build talent-based organizations.

What do you love most about your job?
I love the opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives.

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
The previously mentioned opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives.

How do your co-workers inspire you?
My co-workers are impressively hard-working, positive individuals who genuinely care about each other and about our clients. It is a privilege to be associated with them.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
I tell a lot of jokes.

What are some of the challenges of your job?
Leading a group of highly talented, highly motivated individuals is a special kind of challenge. It is gratifying, but it is not easy.

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?

  1. Make sure that each person on the project is in the right fit for their strengths.
  2. Cultivate close, positive relationships among the team members.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Find a company whose values you share, and find a role that is a good fit for your strengths and passions. Make sure that you know clearly how you and your company make a difference in people’s lives.

Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/TalentPlusInc @TalentPlusInc

Facebook – www.facebook.com/talentplusinc @TalentPlusInc

LinkedIn Company Page http://www.linkedin.com/company/32532?trk=tyah @TalentPlusInc

Author: Ricky Singh, MBA

Editor of The Startup Growth.

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