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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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What we think we are saying to our customers and what our customers actually hear are two different things. And customers make buying decisions not based on what we say but on what they hear. Does your organization know what your customers are hearing? * Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Terry's Blog
The flatter the organization the more agile the organization. * Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Terry's Blog
Annual performance reviews are practically dead. Continuous, one-on-one coaching huddles are much more effective in improving employee and organizational performance. Here are five, two-way coaching questions to ask during the huddle: 1) What part of your job most excites you? 2) What (if any) aspect of your job would you... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Terry's Blog
Clarity produces results, confusion produces chaos. How clear is your organizations, strategy, goals, metrics and communications? * Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terry's Blog
Ideas are easy; execution is everything. * Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Terry's Blog
If you coddle your employees you'll raise babies. * Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Terry's Blog
If your heart doesn't find a perfect rhyme with your head, then your passion means nothing. * Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Success isn't built by forms and rankings and ratings. It's not driven by policies and programs that bog people down and get in their way. The true mechanisms for success are the ones that build capabilities and enable people to deliver for the company. * Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Employee turnover is costly. People aren't wired to be nomads. They just need to find a place where they feel appreciated and can make a real impact. * Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Terry's Blog
How can your team create maximum value? What would amazing look like? If you seek to achieve greatness, stretching for amazing is a great place to start. But by no means is it the place to stop! * Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Hold regular one-on-one interviews with current high-performing employees to learn what keeps them working in your organization and what could be changed to keep them from straying. * Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Think for a moment of the employees who have voluntarily quit your organization in the last year. How was their behavior different in the months prior to quitting that might have told you they were on their way out? * Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Realize that if you try to focus on everything, you'll end up focusing on nothing. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Daniel Pink, the author of Drive, reports: "The single greatest motivator is making progress on one's work." The days that people make progress are the days they feel most motivated and engaged. Just ask those people wearring a Fitbit. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Terry's Blog
According to the Harvard Business Review, companies with highly aligned employees are more than twice as likely to be top performers. Unfortunately, alignment is rare. Studies suggest that only 7% of employees "fully understand their company's business strategies and what's expected of them in order to help achieve the common... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Most times in business there are several right answers, and the leader's job is to pick one. Just make a decision! * Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Terry's Blog
A two-year Deloitte study found that no single factor has more impact than "clearly defined goals that are written down and shared freely...Goals create alignment, clarity, and job satisfaction." * Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Spurred by a penchant for action, managers tend to switch quickly into solution mode without checking whether they really understand the problem. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Terry's Blog
According to a recent study, bad management is costing the U.S. economy up to $398 billion annually. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Great leaders understand how their own prejudices influence the way they lead. They make sure their biases are not getting in the way of leading the organization. We all have blind spots; and great leaders are aware of theirs. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Great leaders create the conditions that allow the organization and its employees to grow and shape the future. Crating an environment that promotes learning, one that is open and safe for people to try new ideas, and one that expands their knowledge and skills. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Terry's Blog
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Making lemonade is one of the most important responsibilities of leading. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Terry's Blog
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Making lemonade is one of the most important responsibilities of leading. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Knowing who you are and who you are not becomes the starting point for becoming a great leader. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Different people require different kinds of leadership. Great leaders tailor their style to the diversity of the people they lead. This is a prerequisite for success in today's diverse world. * Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at Terry's Blog