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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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No tombstone has ever featured the amount of money earned by the person lying beneath. Continue reading
Silver linings only reveal themselves to this who look for them. www, Continue reading
Mistakes provide the greatest lessons, humble us, and enable us to grow and become better. For leaders, humility to admit and own mistakes and develop a plan to overcome them is essential to success. Continue reading
"If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55-minutes determining the proper question to ask...for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes." - Albert Einstein Continue reading
In 2019 89% of companies surveyed see leadership as an important or very important issue, an increase from 87% in 2018. Yet, 28% of respondents reported a weak or very weak leadership pipelines. Companies need to to do a better job of identifying potential leaders earlier and fast-track them into... Continue reading
According to Forbes, Millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce by 2025. Millennials are no longer the leaders of tomorrow - they are are rapidly becoming the leaders of today. Are your organization's Millennials prepared to lead ? Continue reading
Events are not problems; they're just events. Your resistance to them is what causes the problem. Continue reading
Neuroscience experiments reveal that when people intentionally build social ties at work, their performance improves and are 76% more engaged in their jobs. Continue reading
Leaders are mostly oblivious to the way their colleagues view their weaknesses. And these disconnects have consequences. Leaders blind spots can limit their opportunities, impede their performance, and ultimately drag down their career. These limitations can also hamper their organization's ability to execute its strategy. Continue reading
I have one remaining coaching opening for those who are interested. If you or someone in your organization is interested in learning about my coaching services, please email at:, and put "Terry's Coaching" in the subject line. Thank you! Continue reading
The top 10 leadership traits that most leaders need improvement in: 1) Emotional intelligence/people skills, 2) Communication, 3) Delegation and trust, 4) Listenting, 5) Visibility and access, 6) Time management, 7) Vision, strategy, organizational priorities, 8)Development of team, 9) Development of future leaders, and, 10) Accountability and conflict resolution. Continue reading
Harvard Business School has found that when organizations provide an opportunity to donate to charities at work, employees feel more satisfied and productive. Continue reading
Leadership is not rank, privileges, titles, or money. It is responsibility. Continue reading
John Wooden didn't win his first national title until his 16th season at UCLA. Success takes time. Starbucks did not reach store number 5 until 13 years into its history. Success takes time. Sam Walton did not open his second Walmart store until 7 years after starting his company. Success... Continue reading
When you choose to win, you rule out mediocrity as an option. Continue reading
Great leaders gain commitment from the heart, not just agreement from the head. Continue reading
"If you let your learning lead to knowledge, you become a fool. If you let your learning lead to action, you become wealthy." -Jim Rohn Continue reading
The fundamentals of good strategy execution starts with clarifying decision-making responsibilities and making sure information flows where it needs to go. Continue reading
At the end of the day, no process can be better than the people who have to make it work. Continue reading
The leaders job is to set the stage not perform on it. Continue reading
In a study of 51,836 leaders by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, only 27 of them were rated in the bottom quartile in terms of likability and in the top quartile in terms of overall leadership effectiveness. In other words, the chance that a manager who is strongly disliked will... Continue reading
Lamborghini's don't have commercials because the people who can afford them aren't sitting around watching TV. Continue reading
Culture drives expectations and beliefs. Expectations and beliefs drive behaviors. Behaviors drive habits and habits create the future. Continue reading
Is your organization learning from every unsuccessful endeavor? Are lessons being shared across the organization? Are these lessons learned helping to make your organization better? Continue reading
He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how. Continue reading