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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 da Vinci wrote, "Patience serves as protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and... Continue reading
Many organizations develop their leaders in the same one-size-fits-all strategy that is done with cheap clothing. How often does that work? Does that make sense when the success of your organization is on the line? Continue reading
In a turbulent and unpredictable world, a critical skill is the ability to rethink and unlearn. Continue reading
"It takes humility to seek feedback. It takes wisdom to understand it, analyze it an appropriately act on it." -Stephen Covey Continue reading
"Leaders aren't born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile." -Vince Lombardi Continue reading
It's more important to ask "why?" than "what?" "Why" questions dive into the root cause of an issue and understand the value shifts driving today's trends. Continue reading
Research shows that when people are resistant to change, it helps to reinforce what will stay the same. Visions for change are more compelling when they include visions for continuity. Continue reading
The brighter you are, the harder it can be to see your own limitations. Continue reading
Advance Learning Group, found that 83% of organizations do not have an adequate leadership pipeline for the next 5-years. Continue reading
The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become. Continue reading
Imposter syndrome says, "I don't know what I'd doing. It's only a matter of time until everyone finds out." Growth mindset says, "I don't know what I'm doing yet. It's only a matter of time until I figure it out." Continue reading
Good teams succeed not because of innate qualities of team members, but because of how they treat one another. Put differently, the most successful teams have norms that cause everyone to mesh particularly well. Continue reading
Potential is not a matter of where you start, but how far you've traveled. We need to focus less on starting points and more on distance traveled. Continue reading
The best leaders get their organization's to focus and to become involved only in what matters the most. Continue reading
The number one problem with so many so-called mission statements is that they're simply too long. They don't create focus, people don't remember them, and they don't lead to action. Continue reading
It takes focus and discipline for leaders to narrow their lists to three objectives for their teams, but it makes a huge difference. Continue reading
If we judge people only by what they can do on day one, their potential remains hidden. Continue reading
Excellence is more than meeting other people's expectations. It's also about living up to your own standards. After all, it's impossible to please everyone. It's better to disappoint others than to disappoint yourself. Continue reading
What look like differences in natural ability are often diffetences in opportunity and motivation. Continue reading
In a survey of 141 nations, Gallup found that every country but Canada has even higher numbers of "not engaged" and "actively disengaged" workers than the United States. Worldwide, only 13% of adults call themselves "engaged" at work. Continue reading
People who know how to self-motivate, according to studies, earn more money than their peers, report higher levels of happiness, and say they are more satisfied with their families, jobs, and lives. Continue reading