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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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Somewhere, right now, one of your competitors is looking at the needs of your customers, and seeing a need that you've been too complacent to notice. In a very short period of time, you and your business are going to seem obsolete, unless you can beat them to the punch.... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Terry's Blog
"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all." -Peter Drucker * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Terry's Blog
Employees perform their jobs differently when they are keeping score. When employees themselves are keeping score, they truly understand the connection between their performance and reaching their goals, and this changes the level at which they perform their jobs. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terry's Blog
High-performance organizations have a restlessness with the status quo and an unrelenting drive to improve. Does this describe your organization? * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Terry's Blog
Sharpen the focus of your strategy and you will make your strategy more executable. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Terry's Blog
Why do almost all leaders struggle to narrow their focus? Because they find themselves with too many competing priorities pulling them in too many different directions. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books - Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Terry's Blog
The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. Therefore, the essence of execution is truly not doing it. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Ralph Waldo Emerson observed that organizations are the lengthened shadows of their leaders. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Big - Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Research done at West Point shows that "Grit" is a better indicator of which cadets will make it through training than achievement test scores and athletic ability. The two critical components of grit are passion and perseverance. How gritty is your organization? * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books - Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Terry's Blog
How are your assumptions affecting how you think about the problems or opportunities in front of you? * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books - Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Terry's Blog
"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -Marcus Aurelius * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books - Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Terry's Blog
"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -Marcus Aurelius * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books - Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Get the message across to everyone that you will be tolerant of mistakes, but intolerant of inertia. To put it differently, let people know that you don't expect perfection, but you will require everyone to be independent thinkers, decisive, and action-oriented. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Little Books - Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Terry's Blog
You don't find many leaders who can convey love and fearless feedback at the same time. Be a tough coach, but always be a players coach. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Terry's Blog
If something feels comfortable and familiar, question why you are still doing it that way. Always ask yourself what might happen if you radically changed how you do things. By constantly reevaluating How you do things and how your value chain works or doesn't work, you can stay ahead of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Terry's Blog
If there is no significant difference between you and your competitors, you are essentially in a stalemate, until one of you finds a way to differentiate yourself. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Ask every employee in your organization this question, and ask it today: "Hey, if you see a problem, or something just isn't working right and you think you've got a better way of doing it, then figure out a way to go do it your way. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Five predictors associated with success: motivation, curiosity, insight, engagement, and determination. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Terry's Blog
If you don't understand where the core value is in your products, and what it is about your products that is (or isn't) connecting with customers, then you are not prepared for the ever-shifting marketplace of the future. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Do you know what your customer's reasons are for choosing your product over that of your competitors? When was the last time you really explored what does, or doesn't motivate your customers buying decision? * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at Terry's Blog
The people with the most potential to succeed are the ones who can take a difficult situation and bring it to its knees with questions. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at Terry's Blog
According to a recent study, most companies lose nearly a quarter of their productive power because they have structures, processes, and practices that waste time and undermine performance. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at Terry's Blog
According to sociologists, what makes us happiest is when we see evidence of our progress. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Has your organization already decided what your customers want without asking them? * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Employee engagement raises and falls on the employee value proposition. Increasing compensation is one way you might add value to employees, but that's just the beginning. You can also raise value by improving the employee experience: advancement opportunities, recognition, meaningful work, camaraderie, and flexibility. All those things add value too.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Terry's Blog