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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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I an thankful and grateful for so much, including all of you who subscribe to my Blog. Happy Thanksgiving! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Terry's Blog
When looking to hire people, give their potential to grow more weight than their current skill level. What they will be capable of tomorrow is more important than what they can do today. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terry's Blog
In a recent #Bain survey, senior executives rated more than half the meetings they attended as "ineffective" or "very ineffective. Yet few organizations have established mechanisms for assessing the productivity of individual gatherings. How productive are your organization's meetings? More importantly, what are unproductive meetings costing your organization? * For... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Terry's Blog
If you're looking for that someone who will show you how to make your life better, I have good news - you've found this person. This person is you! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Terry's Blog
It's not how much time you spend doing what you love. It's how little time you spend doing what you hate. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Translate your organization's #strategy into a set of requirements defining the behaviors that lead to success, given your organization's strategic and cultural context. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Does your company view labor as a cost-driver or a profit-driver? How you answer this questions will determine your company's financial performance. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Terry's Blog
When organizations pursue the wrong changes or tackle them in the wrong order, existing problems get worse, new ones are created, and employees, having been burned, become very wary of future initiatives. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Does your organization expect 100% execution 100% of the time? If your answer is "No" - then there's your problem! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Terry's Blog
In any service environment, customer satisfaction and financial performance depend on two factors: managing operations and managing customer interactions. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Terry's Blog
According to the Economic Policy Institute, nearly 30% of all U.S. workers by 2020 are expected to hold jobs that pay below-poverty-level wages. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Great performance requires operational excellence. Operational excellence requires a great operational design and great people to carry it out. Neither can make up for the lack of the other. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Terry's Blog
A good way to prevent doubling down on a failing strategy is to get management to anticipate the regret they may feel at not having taken a different road. * For advice you can quickly read an apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Studies consistently report that about three-quarters of change efforts flop - either they fail to deliver the anticipated benefits or they are abandoned entirely. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Terry's Blog
It's not the owner's or CEO's job to make the decision; it is their job to make sure the best decision gets made. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Terry's Blog
You have to be comfortable not knowing exactly where life is going. Learn how to make the best decisions that are in front of you, and trust that, over time, the odds will be in your favor. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Losers have goals. Winners have systems. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Things change constantly, as they should. And with change comes the need for adaptation, for fresh thinking, and sometimes, for even a total reboot of your department, your division, or your company as a whole. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Terry's Blog
The middle manager is both delegator and a doer, both a strategist and an operator, both a coach and a player. In contrast, the middle manager's superiors are usually coaches and his/her subordinates are normally players. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at Terry's Blog
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at Terry's Blog
When it comes to taking action, there's a big difference between good reasons and compelling reasons. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Following through is not just about getting things done. It's about preventing regrets. It's about being ready and able to take advantage of opportunity when it knocks. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Terry's Blog
People's IQs seem to double as soon as you give them responsibility and indicate that you trust them. For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Only with the right set of interventions, delivered at the right frequency with appropriate reinforcements, will behavioral change stick. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Tomorrow gest sacrificed on the altar of the status quo. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Terry's Blog