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Terry McKenna
Kure Beach, NC
Helping organizations & individuals realize their potential
Interests: Beach, Travel, Working out, Reading, Personal Development, Pittsburgh Steelers
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The most valuable talent you can bring into your organization is an "idea person." In order to keep ahead, you need to be able to access and use your creative ability to help your organization address its challenges by continuously coming up with new ideas. * Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Terry's Blog
Our world is in constant motion, ever changing with greater velocity. The only way to master change is to be constantly learning. Is your organization a learning organization? * Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Terry's Blog
Keep questioning your assumptions because even good assumptions may go bad. If you constantly ask yourself questions that challenge you to evaluate what you do, how you do it, and who you do it for, you will automatically be ahead of your competition. * Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Terry's Blog
Everything happens to us for a reason. Everything is predetermined. There are no accidents in life. So, when something bad happens to you, you need to take a pause, step back, and ask yourself a few questions: "Why is this happening to me? What purpose does this situation serve? What... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Terry's Blog
"The question is not what you look at, but what you see." -Henry David Thoreau Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Terry's Blog
"Question everything!" -Albert Einstein * Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Terry's Blog
The people closest to a problem have the best chance of spotting what causes it. They are also the most motivated to solve it because it's causing them pain every day. * Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Terry's Blog
You can't blame your boss for not giving you the support you need. Plenty of people will say, "It's my boss's fault." No, it's actually your fault if you haven't educated your boss, if you haven't influenced your boss, if you haven't explain to your boss in a manner that... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Terry's Blog
What would be the effect on your business if your assumptions changed? Which of these assumptions could you change that would radically alter your position in the industry? * Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Terry's Blog
More than two decades worth of research demonstrates that diverse groups produce more innovative and creative solutions, are better at solving complex problems, and are more capable of incorporating novel information. How diverse is your organization? * Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Terry's Blog
"Success is opportunity and preparedness coming together, which only happens when you're aware." -Deepak Chopra * Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Terry's Blog
The best coaches give targeted feedback in their areas of expertise; otherwise, they connect employees with others on the team or elsewhere in the organization who are better suited to the task. * Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Terry's Blog
According to Bain & Company and Harvard Business Review, companies that apply real discipline in their management of human capital are on average 40% more productive that their peers. Is your company in that 40%? If your answer is "No", then what are you going to do about it? *... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Terry's Blog
The "business as usual" mentality handcuffs organizations to what has worked for them in the past. Determine what your organizational assumptions are and then challenge the ones that may be holding you back in preparing for an uncertain future. * Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Terry's Blog
High-performance leadership teams spend nearly 20% more time than low-performing teams defining strategy, 12% more time aligning the organization around that strategy, and 14% more time checking progress against strategic goals by reviewing key metrics and shifting resources accordingly. How does your organization compare? -Source: Nathan Wiita * Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Few brands place the consumer, as opposed to the brand itself, at the center of communication. What about your brand? * Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Terry's Blog
"Put a good person in a bad system and the bad systems wins. No contest" -W. Edwards Deming, the Grandfather of Total Quality management * Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Terry's Blog
It's easy enough to measure stuff. It's much harder to figure out what you want to measure that actually matters. * Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Terry's Blog
The best teams in business have members that have unique and specific strengths or skills that they excel at. Their approaches and personalities are different and occasionally at odds. They set their differences aside and team up for the betterment of the organization. * Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Terry's Blog
It's not complicated, but corporate structures are slow to change. That's one of the key reasons so many of the most successful brands are relatively young. They're not hamstrung by legacy organizational models. * Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Terry's Blog
An easy way to spot a good leader is to see who asks questions vs. making statements in a typical conversation. * Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Here's a good question to ask at your next executive level staff meeting: "What do our potential customers not like about our buying experience? The overwhelming majority of organizations do not measure or track what their potential customers dislike about their buying experience. * Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Terry's Blog
According to research from the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), 66% of companies invest in programs that aim, to identify high-potential employees and help them advance, but only 24% of senior executives at those companies consider the program to be a success. A mere 13% have confidence in the rising leaders... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Terry's Blog
As a leader, how often do people ask you uncomfortable questions? The more the better! * Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Terry's Blog
You can't beat your much bigger competitor at their own game - you have to outsmart them with a different approach. So, ask yourself, "What is the exact opposite that the market leader would expect us to do?" * Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at Terry's Blog