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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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In industries in which high turnover is unavoidable, standardizing processes and ensuring conformity with standardization can mitigate the negative effects that high turnover normally causes. This is why McDonald's is know to deliver its burgers, fries and shakes with great consistency even though it operates with high employee turnover. *... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Terry's Blog
Put an A-level boss instead of a poor boss in charge of an average team and she will increase the productivity of the team by 10% - about the same as adding another member to a nine-member team. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Terry's Blog
There's been a great deal of research showing that people learn best when they can connect the things they're learning to their interests, their personal relationships, and the opportunities they'd like to pursue. To get your training programs to stick, you would be wise to incorporate this research. * For... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Terry's Blog
You have to teach employees somewhere in their careers, that they can do more than they think they can...and they will! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Terry's Blog
Anyone who has achieved a high level of success in any area of life has done so by saying no to distractions. We must say no more than we say yes. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terry's Blog
If you win the morning you win the day! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Terry's Blog
Imagine that am entirely new executive team enters your company. What would they change? * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Terry's Blog
We really don't need more time before death; what we need is more depth of experience during the time we're given. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Terry's Blog
You want your best employees, those difference makers, in jobs where they can have the greatest impact. Is that happening in your organization? * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Has your organization standardized and timed every operational task? If you're not going to have a way to inspect what you want people to do, then don't bother asking them to do it. There needs to be a tight monitoring of how tasks should be performed. * For advice you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Terry's Blog
"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." -Anonymous * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Assessing potential is more important than assessing performance in hiring decisions. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Terry's Blog
In a world of constant and accelerated change, organizations that learn the fastest will be the ones on the cutting edge. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Terry's Blog
What if a "setback from success" is the same as a "setup for success?" * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckenna.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Action is not driven by the past but pulled by the future. We are magnetically drawn toward vivid images of the future. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Terry's Blog
In a faster future, in which change has become a new constant, there is often a higher cost to waiting and planning than there is to doing and then improvising. Think, shoot, ready, aim, shoot again. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Terry's Blog
It's not speed, its direction that will determine where you end up. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Terry's Blog
The new reality is constant disruption, which is causing a violent change to the status quo. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Consensual neglect is the tendency of organizational decision makers to tacitly ignore events that undermine their current strategy and double down on the initial decision in order to justify their prior actions. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Terry's Blog
A friend of mine who's a personal trainer, said something to me recently that I found most enlightening. She said, "There's more to life than training, but training is what puts more in your life." * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Terry's Blog
If your habits stay the same as they are now, what will your life look like in a year? In five years? Is that something you can live with? * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Motivation often comes after starting. Find a way to start small. Objects in motion tend to stay in motion. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Terry's Blog
To enable your employees to do their best work, start from the presumption that they are talented and want to contribute. If you don't believe this, then why did you hire them? * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Does your organization's investments in human capital reflect your strategy? * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Weigh the cost of doing something now against the cost of thinking about doing something later. Those who best understand this equation will win as the pace of change and innovation continues to accelerate. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Terry's Blog