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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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Incremental changes are no longer good enough. Don't just think how to improve your business - reimagine it. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terry's Blog
Structure is imperative at a thriving organization, even more so at a struggling one. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Terry's Blog
Groupthink has been blamed for everything from the space shuttle Challenger disaster to the Cuban missile crisis. If everyone follows everyone else, or keeps their information to themselves, the value of the group is lost. To prevent groupthink, give one person the job of constantly voicing an opposing perspective. This... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Terry's Blog
Change: if you think adapting is tough duty, just see how difficult life becomes if you don't! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"The whole secret to a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do and then do it." -Henry Ford * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Terry's Blog
My Blog includes over 1,300 posts cataloged into 13 different categories: Personal Development, Employee Performance, Strategy, etc. Use my Blog as a resource for things like: developing training programs, strategy formulation, customer service initiatives, etc. Before developing and implementing your next initiative, checkout my Blog first for information, statistics, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Terry's Blog
I suggest you think deeply on this one: We live in the world our questions create! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Terry's Blog
I suggest you think deeply on this one: We live in the world our questions create! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"Our mission in life should be to make a positive difference, not to prove how smart or right we are." -Peter Drucker * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing. When it is blowing against you, everything is more difficult. * For advice you can quickly read an apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Terry's Blog
One of the reasons managers don't coach more often than they do is that they don't know how to start. Here's a great question that will begin a coaching session: "What's on your mind?" It's a questions that says, Lets's talk about the thing that matters most. * For advice... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Terry's Blog
If an organization can't get the operational basics right, it doesn't matter how brilliant its strategy is. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Terry's Blog
While everyone appreciates cash bonuses, they value something else almost as much: being looked in the eye by someone they respect and told, "Thank you." * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Terry's Blog
When it comes to change, remember these three things: 1) Change doesn't happen overnight - be patient, 2) Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out, and, 3) If we make the effort, we will get better. If we don't, we won't. * For advice... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Terry's Blog
The best thing about data is that it is neutral - there are no value judgments, only facts. This allows people to discuss the issues raised by data less emotionally than they might an anecdotal experience. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Terry's Blog
A postmortem is a meeting held shortly after the completion of a key strategy or initiative in which you perform a deep analysis of what worked and what didn't work and attempt to identify lessons learned. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Terry's Blog
A long journey starts with a single step. But a single step doesn't guarantee a long journey. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Ideas and suggestions are better when you don't attach your ego to them. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"People do not decide their future, they decide their habits, and their habits decide their future." -F.M. Alexander * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Thinking informs action and actions determine outcomes. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Terry's Blog
As former IBM CEO Lou Gerstner said, "I came to see, in my time at IBM, that culture isn't just one aspect of the game - it is the game. For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Terry's Blog
A study found that obesity is contagious. When someone becomes obese, the odds of that person's close mutual friends becoming obese tripled. Obesity seemed to spread among friends even when they were in different parts of the country. In explaining these findings, Dr. Christakis said, "You change your idea of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at Terry's Blog
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 Aug 17, 2017 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 Aug 16, 2017 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 Aug 15, 2017 at Terry's Blog