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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
Recent Activity
Knowing who you are and who you are not becomes the starting point for becoming a great leader. * Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Terry's Blog
Different people require different kinds of leadership. Great leaders tailor their style to the diversity of the people they lead. This is a prerequisite for success in today's diverse world. * Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Terry's Blog
Rule #1: If you can't win, change the rules. Rule #2: If you can't change the rules, then ignore them. That's how breakthroughs happen. * Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terry's Blog
If you only look for patterns of the past, you won't venture far. * Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Terry's Blog
You'll never see the entire path laid out in front of you. And that's okay because all you really need to see is the next step, and then you'll be given clarity, insight and direction. It's like driving a car at night where you can only see what's right in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Terry's Blog
People who find meaning in their work don't hoard their energy, creativity, and dedication, they do more, and they do it better. Help your employees personally identify with your organization's collective purpose. * Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Terry's Blog
Most employees don't "own" their jobs, and therein lies the engagement problem. Employees who take ownership of their jobs are purpose-driven employees. And purpose drives engagement. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Terry's Blog
The best way to optimize your time is to set clear priorities and eliminate tasks that aren't important. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Terry's Blog
The best way to optimize your time is to set clear priorities and be ruthless about eliminating tasks that aren't important. * www.terrymckennabooks Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Terry's Blog
When you ask employees what matters most to them, feeling respected by superiors often tops the list. In a recent survey by Georgetown University's Christine Porath of nearly 20,000 employees worldwide, respondents ranked respect as the most important leadership behavior. Yet employees report disrespectful and uncivil behavior each year. *... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Happiness isn't a right, it's an opportunity. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Great customer service won't make up for operational incompetence. * Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Leaders at one large manufacturing company recently discovered that a regularly scheduled ninety-minute meeting of mid-level managers cost more than $15 million annually. How much are meetings costing your organization? * Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Terry's Blog
It's not about ideas, it's about making ideas happen. We don't need more ideas, we need to take more responsibility and ownership with the ideas we already have. Isn't that a good idea! * Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Terry's Blog
It takes speed, adaptability, innovativeness and a hair-trigger responsiveness to succeed in today's rapidly changing marketplace. How quick can you organization move? * Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Rely too much on common sense, and you can expect to see common results. Start thinking about what you want, instead of what common sense says is the reasonable thing for you to expect. * Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Terry's Blog
When it comes to employee development, there is little correlation between time spent coaching and employee performance. It's less about the quantity and more about the quality. * Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Terry's Blog
For better or worse, culture and leadership are inextricably linked. * Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Having a job that provides autonomy, allows you to use your strengths, and promotes your learning and development. It's at the heart of intrinsic motivation. * Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Terry's Blog
1) If you ask the wrong questions you're guaranteed to get the wrong answers, and, 2) When you ask the question differently, you look for the answers in different places. * Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Terry's Blog
The hardest three words to say is not "I love you," but, "I don't know." Until you can admit what you don't know, it's virtually impossible to learn what you need to. * Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Take advantage of patterns in the data. That's where the opportunities reside. * Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Small investment in employees leads to poor operational performance, which leads to lower financial performance, which leads to even lower investment in employees. Healthy investment in employees contributes to operational excellence. This results in higher sales and profits, which allows for greater investment in employees. * Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Terry's Blog
"Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity. You'll avoid the tough decisions, and you'll avoid confronting the people who need to be confronted. -Colin Powell * Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Good goes bad in a hurry. The level of performance that qualifies you as a winner today can make you a has-been tomorrow. * Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Terry's Blog