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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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A Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for their job. This state of affairs is... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Terry's Blog
Effective interviewing is not about "getting to know" the candidate; it's about leveraging techniques similar to investigative journalism. In each interview, the goal is to uncover specific experiences and behaviors that match the mission and priorities of the organization. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Terry's Blog
"What you fear is an indication of what you seek." -Thomas Merton * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Terry's Blog
No dream is impossible provided we first have the courage to believe in it. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Terry's Blog
You can't wait for someone to tell you it's okay to try. It's up to you to take the first step. Nobody can stop you unless you are willing to let them stop you. Sometimes you have to take a chance. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terry's Blog
Quiet time is key to clear thinking and increases your likelihood of asking the right questions. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Terry's Blog
If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough. * www.terymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Be careful about saying yes to everything. Trying to do it all will crowd out the mental energy you need for what matters most. Be at 100% of your best for the work that matters most. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Understanding your customers and how their needs and wants change over time is key to your survival. Are your customers getting what they really need and want from you, or are you currently just an acceptable rather than ideal option to fill their needs? If it's the later, then you're... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Taking a break is one of the most productive things you can do. Your brain has a limited pool of energy, and once that reserve is depleted, so too are your focus and productivity. Breaks not only allow you to recharge, they prevent you from hitting the wall. Whenever we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Every time we say "yes" to something, we are saying "no" to something else. The question becomes, "Is what I'm saying 'yes' to important enough to say 'no' to something else significant in my life?" * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Terry's Blog
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." - Edward Evereet Hale - American Author Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Never attend a meeting without an agenda. Ever. A meeting without an agenda is a meeting without a purpose. Push back on any meeting without an agenda - your time is too valuable. * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Terry's Blog
I heard a great qoute last week: "It's not the bumpiness of the road. It's the roundness of your wheel." * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Terry's Blog
The quality of your attention determines the quality of your life. The more attention you give to what's in front of you, the more productive you become, and the more meaningful your life becomes. So...where's your attention? * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Has your organization designed a set of institutions and practices to systematically fight complacency? www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Terry's Blog
A recent study on productivity found that when we continually switch between tasks, our work takes 50% longer, compared with doing one task from start to completion. Focus! * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at Terry's Blog
Successful companies identify, reinforce and build on what's working. What's working in your company? * www.terrymckennabooks.com Small Books = Big Results! Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Terry's Blog
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 Oct 22, 2018 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 Oct 21, 2018 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 Oct 18, 2018 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 Oct 17, 2018 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 Oct 16, 2018 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