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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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It's not complicated, but corporate structures are slow to change. That's one of the key reasons so many of the most successful brands are relatively young. They're not hamstrung by legacy organizational models. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Terry's Blog
An easy way to spot a good leader is to see who asks questions vs. making statements in a typical conversation. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Terry's Blog
Here's a good question to ask at your next executive level staff meeting: "What do our potential customers not like about our buying experience? The overwhelming majority of organizations do not measure or track what their potential customers dislike about their buying experience. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Terry's Blog
According to research from the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), 66% of companies invest in programs that aim, to identify high-potential employees and help them advance, but only 24% of senior executives at those companies consider the program to be a success. A mere 13% have confidence in the rising leaders... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Terry's Blog
As a leader, how often do people ask you uncomfortable questions? The more the better! * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Terry's Blog
You can't beat your much bigger competitor at their own game - you have to outsmart them with a different approach. So, ask yourself, "What is the exact opposite that the market leader would expect us to do?" * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at Terry's Blog
You have to spend more money to have great employees, just like you have to spend more money to acquire the best real estate or the best equipment. If you make proper use and take proper care of what you have invested in, you'll produce better results. * For advice... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Believing that you give more than your peers or that you are making a difference can certainly increase your sense of motivation and satisfaction, but those things don't always lead to increases productivity. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Most organizations lose nearly a quarter of their productive power because they have structures, processes, and practices that waste time and undermine performance. Does your organization fall into the 25%? * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Terry's Blog
You can't reason someone out of something they didn't reason themselves into. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Don't confuse motion with progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but doesn't make any progress. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Terry's Blog
In order to keep an organization moving in the desired direction, leaders at all levels must understand which mindsets and behaviors will take the organization there and then take care to model them so that employees know how to act in the new context. * For advice you can quickly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Terry's Blog
When leaders have all the answers, they stay within the bounds of what they know. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Companies manage their financial capital very carefully, paying close attention to every significant investment they make; as they should. It's worth paying close attention to your human capital as well, because that is what makes the real difference to a company's performance in today's world. Your human capital drives your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Terry's Blog
A bad decision is better than a lack of direction. Most decisions can be undone, but you have to learn to move with the right amount of speed. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Here's a good question to discuss at your next executive staff meeting: "What is our business employment brand? What does it mean to join our company?" * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Here's a good question to discuss at your next executive staff meeting: "What is our business employment brand? What does it mean to join our company?" * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Terry's Blog
There's a difference between finding an answer and understanding what it means. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Terry's Blog
"If you chase two rabbits, you will catch neither one." -Russian proverb. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Terry's Blog
"Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed." -Peter Drucker * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Terry's Blog
In zoology, you can predict the mood and behavior problems of any chimp by which five chimps they hang out with the most. Choose your five chimps carefully! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Are your understaffing costs higher than you overstaffing costs? * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Terry's Blog
The key to success is focus. And you can only focus by controlling your distractions and saying "No" more than "Yes." * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Email is a great way for other people to put their priorities into your life. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Paul Nutt, of the Ohio State University, analyzed 137 key decisions in as many North American companies and found that when only one course of action had been considered, 52% of the decisions resulted in failure. By contrast, when just one alternative had been considered, the failure rate dropped to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Terry's Blog