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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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Momentum generates motivation. Even tiny steps in the right direction shifts your state of mind, so you want to do even more. Once you get started, then you want to keep going. Success breeds success! * For advice you can quickly read an apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Terry's Blog
Failed corporate transformations are usually attributed to execution - but often leaders misdiagnose what changes need to be made. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Terry's Blog
Stick to questions starting with "What" and avoid questions starting with "Why." "Why" questions puts people on the defensive. Instead of "Why did you do that" ask "What were you hoping for here?" Instead of "Why did you think this was a good idea?" ask "What made you choose this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terry's Blog
Unless you feel real ownership, real connection, you will never devote the extra energy needed to make something better. The same is true for business. Unless your employees feel engaged and inspired by the work they are doing, they will not invest their discretionary energy in the company, its customers... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Terry's Blog
Would you willing sacrifice now out of love for your future self? * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Terry's Blog
Aging is for idiots because, from a certain perspective, it's a choice. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Terry's Blog
Sometimes the best way to spark creativity is by disturbing things just enough to disrupt the status quo. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Don't assume that having an intention is all it takes to follow through. You can't expect to follow through on your intention unless you have a specific plan for following through. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Which is more valuable, good ideas or good people? * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Abraham Maslow, the psychologist renowned for creating the "hierarchy of needs," emphasized, people have an inherent desire to belong and to be part of something greater than themselves. People want relationships - not just transactions. Do your training programs teach and reinforce this principle? * For advice you can quickly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Life is a series of adjustments. But you have to be paying attention for when and how to make those adjustments. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Terry's Blog
The best form of communication is action. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Breaking inertia is the hardest and most energy exhausting part of the endeavor. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Terry's Blog
High-performance organizations are highly disciplined in the way they are organized, in how store processes are defined, and in the high expectations to which employees are held. There is discipline in the way trucks deliver products to the stores, the way maintenance personnel do maintenance work, the way employees clean... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"I was put on earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now, I'm so far behind, I'll never die!" -Anonymous * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Terry's Blog
The easiest way to break out of your comfort zone is to make your comfort zone uncomfortable. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Terry's Blog
I an thankful and grateful for so much, including all of you who subscribe to my Blog. Happy Thanksgiving! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Terry's Blog
When looking to hire people, give their potential to grow more weight than their current skill level. What they will be capable of tomorrow is more important than what they can do today. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Terry's Blog
In a recent #Bain survey, senior executives rated more than half the meetings they attended as "ineffective" or "very ineffective. Yet few organizations have established mechanisms for assessing the productivity of individual gatherings. How productive are your organization's meetings? More importantly, what are unproductive meetings costing your organization? * For... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Terry's Blog
If you're looking for that someone who will show you how to make your life better, I have good news - you've found this person. This person is you! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Terry's Blog
It's not how much time you spend doing what you love. It's how little time you spend doing what you hate. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Translate your organization's #strategy into a set of requirements defining the behaviors that lead to success, given your organization's strategic and cultural context. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Does your company view labor as a cost-driver or a profit-driver? How you answer this questions will determine your company's financial performance. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Terry's Blog
When organizations pursue the wrong changes or tackle them in the wrong order, existing problems get worse, new ones are created, and employees, having been burned, become very wary of future initiatives. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Does your organization expect 100% execution 100% of the time? If your answer is "No" - then there's your problem! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Terry's Blog