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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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As the aphorism goes, "You are who you are when no one is watching." Continue reading
Sometimes doing nothing is the riskiest choice of all. Continue reading
"The time to repair your roof is when the sun is shining. " -John F. Kennedy Continue reading
"Normal" and "Average," is not the same as "Optimal." Continue reading
"Normal" and "Average," is not the same as "Optimal." Continue reading
To procrastinate assumes you'll have the discipline to get to it later despite not having the discipline now. Continue reading
"There comes a point where we need to stop pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they are falling in." -Bishop Desmond Tutu Continue reading
If nearly every company recognizes leadership as a critical talent problem, why are so few companies making any progress in addressing it? Because lip service is easier than action. Continue reading
Employees have a hard time developing trust in their leaders if they're unsure where the overall direction of the organization is headed, and whether that direction is good for them. Continue reading
The path to your destination may be unclear, the destination shouldn't be. Continue reading
Strategies have intended outcomes and goals - and its critically helpful if those outcomes and goals are clear enough that success or failure will be indisputable. Continue reading
When setting company goals, clarity is king. For example: "We're going to reduce worker days lost due to injuries on or off the job by at least 50%" vs "We're going to build a culture of safety." Continue reading
The process of designing your environment is the process of designing yourself. Continue reading
Performance consequences do not need to happen every single time to be effective, only the possibility of such consequences is necessary to create accountability. Continue reading
"Conquering others takes force. Conquering yourself is true strength." - Lao Tzu Continue reading
Leadership and learning have dramatically increased in importance, but the capability gap is widening. Continue reading
"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this and you will find your strength." - Marcus Aurelius Continue reading
You can only be as happy as your mind is programed to be. Continue reading
Managers should be aware that just because something seems obvious after the fact does not mean it could have been predicted. Continue reading
Deliberately study failures. Conduct postmortems on decision processes. Learn from near misses. Reward people who prevent problems from occurring. Continue reading
Disagreements in meetings end up benefiting everyone in the long run, because it's far better to learn about problems from colleagues when there's still time to fix them than from your customers after it's too late. Continue reading
In high-performance organizations, there's no place for mediocrity. What about your organization? Continue reading
"The meaning of earthly existence lies not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering, the development of the soul. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, prisoner of the Gulag Soviet labor camps Continue reading