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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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How much planning goes into your company's long-term success? None? Then don't be surprised when your company becomes irrelevant. Establishing an effective and repeatable planning process is critical to the success of any company. * Continue reading
Do your employees have a clear focus on what matters most? If you answered "Yes," do you have evidence to support your "Yes?" * Continue reading
The problem is not the absence of data: the problem is too much of it and little sense of what data is most important. * Continue reading
In study after study, meditation has proven to increase working memory capacity. * Continue reading
The secret to getting results that last is to never stop making improvements. It's remarkable what you can accomplish if you don't stop. Small habits don't add up, they compound. Tiny changes equal remarkable results. * Continue reading
Instead of blaming others, instead of complaining, good leaders take ownership of the problem and lead. Good leaders look at themselves to see what they can do better. Is this the type of leaders your organization has? * Continue reading
You only grow in life when you're uncomfortable. Why? Because you're forced to. * Continue reading
The need for leadership development has never been more urgent. Companies of all sorts realize that to survive in today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment, they need leadership skills and organizational capabilities different from those that helped them succeed in the past. * Continue reading
For virtually every company, the scare resource today is human ability. * Continue reading
High-performance is the product of collaboration and accountability. * Continue reading
The unpredictable is the ground on which creativity occurs. * Continue reading
Several large-scale industry studies indicate that more than 50% of senior leaders believe that their talent development efforts don't adequately build critical skills and organizational capabilities. * Continue reading
Change is our friend because only from struggle does clarity emerge. * Continue reading
Evidence suggest that multitasking uses a different, less flexible kind of memory that may harm your ability to create and retrieve long-term memories. * Continue reading
The ability to digest large amounts of information by breaking it into smaller pieces is how our brains turn information into knowledge. * Continue reading
Innovation starts with a choice to be creative. Creative people aren't genetically endowed with ideas; they simply have the habit of looking of alternate options. Multiply your new ideas by always looking for a Plan B and Plan C and borrowing ideas from other industries. * Continue reading
You want a really good leadership tip? Actually listen to the answer! * Continue reading
Interpret failure as a cue to try harder rather than a confirmation that you lack the ability to succeed. * Continue reading
Along with vision and passion, clarity of goals is important for a leader. Good leaders can usually explain what they are trying to accomplish clearly and simply, and they can make a convincing case for its importance. * Continue reading
MIT neuroscientist Earl Miller says, "Trying to concentrate on two tasks causes an overload of the brain's processing capacity...Particularly when people try to perform similar tasks at the same time, such as writing an email and talking on the phone, they compete to use the same part of the brain.... Continue reading
Often when things are at their worse you're closer than you can imagine to success. * Continue reading
"Running a football franchise is not unlike running any other business: You start with a structural format and basic philosophy and then find people who can implement it." -Bill Walsh, former NFL coach of the San Francisco 49ers. * Continue reading
It's always the hard part that creates value. * Continue reading
If you don't know history you won't be able to understand the future. * Continue reading
Extra responsibilities are always part of rising higher in an organization, but if they don't come with the potential for more self-direction, the promotion will feel more like a burden than a reward. * Continue reading