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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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Success convinces us that we are doing things the right way, There is nothing quite as effective, when it comes to shutting down alternative view points, as being convinced you are right. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckenna.com Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Terry's Blog
Failure is a manifestation of learning and exploration. If you aren't experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it. And, for leaders especially, this strategy - trying to avoid failure by out-thinking it, dooms you to fail. *... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Terry's Blog
You must remove any manager who is limiting your people instead of liberating them. There is a direct correlation between liberating the human spirit and performance. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Terry's Blog
"When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur - don't look for the quick, big improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens, and when it happens, it lasts." #JohnWooden, former UCLA basketball coach * For advice you can... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terry's Blog
Everything can look like a failure in the middle. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Terry's Blog
Pros: #checklists ensure tasks get done, and provides insurance against overconfidence, and overconfidence is worth insuring against because we all have a knack for it. Cons: checklists stifle creativity and imagination; only do what's on the checklist, no more, no less. Solution? Add a section to your checklist: "How can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Be incredibly smart about asking the "dumb" questions hiding in plain sight. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Two words for conflict resolution: say less! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." #Mark Twain Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Terry's Blog
As organization's become more successful, their approaches and methods are reinforced, and as a result, they become more resistant to change. which in turn may lead to their downfall. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Money is just one measure of a thriving company and usually not the most meaningful one. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Terry's Blog
In any #strategy, you need to be wrong fast. In a battle, it you're faced with two hills and you're unsure which one to attack, the right course of action is to hurry up and choose. If you find out it's the wrong hill, turn around and attack the other... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"Be the silence that listens." -Tara Brach * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckenna.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Terry's Blog
If there is more truth in the hallways than in meetings, you have a problem! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Terry's Blog
With some simple tweaks of the work environment, the desired employee behaviors you're after can emerge. It's not the people who change, rather the environment. What often looks like a people problem can be a work environment problem. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Terry's Blog
As part of your coaching toolkit, start asking the question, "Did you do your best?" This question fosters trying as a key developmental need. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Trust doesn't mean that you trust that someone won't screw up - it means that you trust them even when they do screw up. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Terry's Blog
It's not the leader's job to prevent risks. It's the leader's job to make it safe for others to take them. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Terry's Blog
The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Give a good idea to a mediocre team and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. Talent matters! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Terry's Blog
It makes sense, when a great Plan A is on the table, to pause for a few minutes to search for a Plan B and C before racing into implementation. Once there are three options, you can then rationally choose the best. The worst that can happen is you lose... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a ride!" -Hunter S. Thompson. Personal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Terry's Blog
If you spend your time focusing on the things that are wrong, and that's what you express and project to people around you, you don't become a source of growth and inspiration for people, you become a source of destruction for people. * For advice you can quickly read and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Don't be afraid to do something you're not qualified to do. Amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the #Titanic! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at Terry's Blog
People don't get better without follow-up. One and done programs don't work. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Terry's Blog