Leadership and Relationships – Can You Have One Without the Other?

Do you believe you can separate leadership and relationships? I spent several months studying the attributes of healthy relationships in the Bible, specifically Romans 12. Reading, reflecting, and analyzing the Scripture’s intentions and goals. There are so many great life lessons in these verses.  Great learnings for …

Take Our Workforce Pipeline Quiz!

Think you know all you need to know about the workforce pipeline? Test your knowledge by taking the quick quiz below!  If you attended the recent panel discussion co-sponsored by Centennial and FranNet, you will know the answers.  If you …

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

To lead well you must be bold, have passion and have purpose. In our business, we get to meet people who have all three of these leadership characteristics and find that many have a mantra or philosophy for their leadership …

Last Reminder! Workforce Pipeline Panel Wednesday, August 3rd

As you are getting organized for this upcoming week (can you believe it’s August?), I just thought I’d send one last reminder about this Wednesday’s Workforce Pipeline Panel, co-sponsored by Centennial and FranNet.  Registration for the event takes place at 8:15.  …

Entreprerrenials: A New Workforce Demographic

There is a gifted sector of talent that is regularly overlooked in corporate America today.  The talent who make up this sector come from a wide range of backgrounds and all possess a real understanding of what it takes to …

The Centennial Name: A “Beacon” for 114 Years!

Quirky but true, we share a name with the world’s longest burning light bulb: Centennial.  A close business contact recently made us aware of this fun connection, and we find it a great reminder of the value of working hard and burning bright. …

Trust: The Pillar of Centennial’s Relationships

Before joining the Centennial team in April, I was Senior Director of Programs for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.  In this role, I interacted with hundreds of talented senior executives.  When it was time to move on, I chose to work …

Lessons from Leadercast 2016

  Leadercast 2016 came up again at our Centennial team lunch the other day. Leadercast made a profound impression on each of us–the day sticks with you long after it is over.  We each took a turn sharing our most memorable quote.  We’d like …

Employee Engagement Yields Success

Centennial is passionate about recruiting.  I, personally, have been doing it for over 40 years and I haven’t tired of it yet. Nonetheless, there’s another topic I feel equally passionate about: retention. Recruiting excellent leaders is only part of the …

Muhammad Ali: Purpose-Driven Difference Maker

There is no doubt that Muhammad Ali was an inspirational man. His passing highlights the span of his influence– across race, gender and nationality. In fact, it can be argued that he is the most influential athlete of all time. …

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