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. …

Greater Cincinnati & NKY: Best Place To Live, Work & Play

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year again: Summer!  And, as if on cue, the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky region has never been “hotter.”  The recent Regionalism panel, co-sponsored by Centennial and FranNet, highlighted that now is a great time to live, …

Three, All-Too-Common Hiring Process Disasters

Imagine with me that your organization needs to hire a top, key leader. You are eager to get the position filled so you dive right in only to find yourself lost in one of these choose-your-own adventure disasters: 3 Hiring …

Leadership Characteristics to Pursue and Avoid

As a seasoned talent acquisition leader, I’ve worked in multiple industries with top leaders across the globe. These opportunities have enabled me to become a trusted business partner and C-suite confidant. After hundreds of executive interactions, I’ve come to recognize …

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