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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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Leaders should have a written agenda detailing their top priorities (updated quarterly) and should spend much of their time on activities that advance the agenda. * www.terrymckennabooks..com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Terry's Blog
Becoming more productive isn't about time management; it's about attention management. I'd like to tell you more about that, but I lost my train of thought. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books - Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Terry's Blog
"Having a profound sense of purpose is what separates those who are deeply happy from those who aren't." -Dr Oz wwww.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Terry's Blog
People don't change based on what they are told, they change based on what they feel. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Terry's Blog
The length of our life is finite, but it s wideness depends on us. This philosophy just means that our purpose is to achieve grand things and widen the scope of our lives in the short time we have. * www.terrymckennabooks. Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Terry's Blog
"You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day." -Marian Wright Edelman * www.terrymckennabooks. Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Terry's Blog
What is the #1 behavior change your employees could make that would take your organization to the next level? What are the obstacles to executing this new behavior? What are three things you can do to remove these obstacles? Now go do it! * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Two good questions leaders should continually ask are: "What if...?" and "How might we...?" Better results start with asking good questions. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Terry's Blog
When our curiosity is triggered, we think more deeply and rationally about decisions and come up with more creative solutions. How curious is your organization? * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Terry's Blog
People play differently when they keep and know the score. The difference in performance in a team that knows the score, is amazing. People disengage when they don't know the score. When employees can see at a glance whether or not they are winning they become profoundly engaged. Why? Because... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Terry's Blog
As reported in an August 9, 2013, article in the Wall Street Journal, London-based International Power reduced email traffic by 54% just by encouraging their top executives to "think twice" before they sent an email or added anyone to the cc: line. Too often we forward or cc someone in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Of all the changes we need to make, the most urgent one is to change our minds. Look at your work in a different light. Think from the angle of the new realities you are experiencing. Our perspective heavily influences our performance. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Too many leaders tend to believe they're expected to talk and provide answers, not ask questions. This could not be more wrong. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Does your organization have a disciplined system in place to direct and guide your hard choices? * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Terry's Blog
The dirty little secret is that almost every success is almost a failure. Timing and uncontrollable circumstances play more of a role than any of us care to admit. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Create a work environment where people can achieve, and you create a climate of greater commitment. Every little accomplishment ratchets up a person's sense of fulfillment. Success, even the small ones, breed more commitment to the job. Employees want to know they make a difference. This gives meaning to their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Approach the unknown with curiosity rather than judgment. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Most people perform at their best not because they're specialists but because their deep skill is accompanied by an intellectual curiosity that leads them to ask questions, explore, and collaborate. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO from 2001 to 2011, has said, "We run this company on questions, not answers." How is your company run? * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at Terry's Blog
While hard work may pay off in the future, laziness definitely pays off now. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Terry's Blog
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 Sep 23, 2018 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 Sep 20, 2018 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 Sep 19, 2018 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 Sep 18, 2018 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 Sep 17, 2018 at Terry's Blog