Early Childhood Education: MyPre-K

and the importance of early childhood education

PreK Works

At Centennial we are committed to the impact of early childhood education on our youth. We clearly see the direct correlation between our youth’s success in life, the future workforce and economic growth. When a Centennial team member is asked to speak in the community, we regularly encourage people to get involved in early childhood […]

Diversity and Inclusion – where to start

Have you taken the #CEOAction pledge?

As a nation, we’ve made great strides in racial equality since Martin Luther King Jr. stated his dream to live in a nation where his children would not be judged by the color of their skin.  However, that said, we still have a lot of work to reach true inclusion.   The topics of diversity […]

How to Win the Talent Your Organization Needs to Succeed

3 Tips for Winning Top Talent

win talent

The competition to win top talent is currently very fierce.  There is a shortage of qualified candidates, and the more senior the role, the harder you have to fight to win over the talent. Does this discourage you?  Read on. If your organization is poised for near-term growth, you will certainly need strong, competent leaders.  […]

Centennial’s 2017 “Best of the Blog”

Centennial's Blog is a Team Effort

Centennial

When we were mapping out our strategic plan for 2017, our marketing team set an aggressive goal:  To publish a blog post every Monday. We wanted our posts to enhance your leadership—helping you lead yourself, your teams, and your organization. Fifty-two (52!) weeks of content–it seemed like a lofty goal. But– we got it done. […]

Hiring a Non-Family Executive into a Family Business

partner

Here’s the situation: you run a successful business and you love the camaraderie you share with the other top executive.  That executive also happens to be your brother.  It’s a great set up because you and your brother complement each other well and you’re experiencing incredible growth in your family business. In fact, you’ve seen […]

Family Business Lessons from the Skywalker Family

Honor Grandfather Vader and Listen to Your Yoda (Advisor)

family business successor

The Star Wars and Skywalker family legacy continues as we look upon another Jedi-generation wrestling with the question of who they are and how their future will be defined. In the Skywalker family, each generation wrestles with the expectations that others have for them. Each generation has to confront and forgive those who have come […]

Attracting and Retaining Your Best Talent Requires More Than the Basics

satisfied employees

If you want to attract and retain the right kind of talent, you must offer the right kind of benefits.  The benefits I’m referring to encompass everything from healthcare to advancement opportunities.  What motivators do you offer? Do these motivators distinguish your organization from others that may want to woo away your best talent? Becoming […]

59 Leadership Reminders That Your Work Matters

Take-aways from the Unpolished Conference

I recently attended the conference Unpolished: The Intersection of Faith and Entrepreneurship. I referenced the conference in a previous blog post that addressed “the top.”   Comments from that post, coupled with encouragement from multiple colleagues to summarize my conference notes, resulted in my top 59 “learnings,” which I share with you below.  I hope they […]