It’s Summer. Time to Work on Your Dream

Lessons on Vision and Legacy

How big can you dream?  I dare you to dream beyond what seems possible. Dream beyond your own lifetime. Dream a dream that is so enticing that it is caught and continued on by others. Seem impossible?  It’s been done before. Dreams That Seem Impossible In 1963 there was a man who saw acres upon […]

A Commentary on Purpose: Are You a Pipe or a Fountain?

Finding purpose by being a means to an end

Purpose

Pipes are quite ordinary, typically unattractive and pretty much invisible– until there’s a problem.  In contrast, fountains are quite lovely, typically beautiful and admired.  If given the choice, which would you rather be–the pipe or the fountain? The obvious choice for most would be the fountain. The conundrum is, there has to be a pipe […]

Fear of Missing Out: Analysis Paralysis in Hiring

Part 2 of overcoming fear to embrace great opportunities

Filling a key leadership role in your organization can unintentionally stir up fear in your hiring committee.  There are a lot of unknowns and you can easily take yourself down a never-ending road of ‘what-ifs’.  The hiring committee needs to consider numerous factors, but a prudent team won’t allow themselves to be derailed by FOMO […]

Fear of Missing Out: Analysis Paralysis in Hiring

Part 1 of overcoming fear to embrace great opportunities

Fear is your friend when it’s protecting you from harm.  Fear is your foe when it’s keeping you from great opportunities.  It takes wisdom to recognize the difference, especially during the hiring process.  We witness the struggle regularly in the realm of executive search. We all fall prey to the “fear of missing out,” FOMO, […]

Corporate Culture: Centennial Walks the Talk

What a recent culture audit revealed about Centennial

Centennial received the extraordinary honor of earning a 4.41 out of 5 on a recent Culture Audit – a record breaking score for the auditing organization, Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures. Corporate Culture Directly Impacts Your Ability to Attract and Retain Your Best People Centennial’s leadership, Mike Sipple Sr. and Mike Sipple Jr.,  place great importance […]

Derby Fabricating Solutions Selects Jason Kellams as President and COO

Derby Fabricating Solutions, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky has selected Jason Kellams as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition to Louisville, Derby Fabricating has three additional plants in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.  Derby Fabricating is part of Private Equity Group Capital Partners’ portfolio of businesses. After evaluating several talent and executive search firms, […]

5 Reasons to Hire an Executive Search Firm – Why Retained?

Whether or not to hire a retained executive search firm is one of the most critical decisions a company can make. Although it may seem like an odd idea if you already have an internal corporate recruiter, it becomes a highly effective strategy. As a retained executive search firm, Centennial strategically partners with companies to ensure success. […]

Should You Include an Objective or an Executive Summary on Your Resume?

Insights from Resume Writer, Nelly Grinfeld

resume writing

At Centennial, we strive to provide you with resources that are helpful and relevant to executives today.  With that in mind, we want to take a look at a topic that many executives find daunting and outright confusing: resume writing. It’s a topic we find worth revisiting regularly. Your resume should be unique to you, […]

Purpose: It’s Actually Not All About You

Initial Thoughts on Leadercast 2017

This past Friday, more than 100,000 people world-wide replaced a “normal” Friday with an “extraordinary” Friday.  They attended Leadercast: Powered by Purpose. Leadercast is the world’s largest leadership summit, simulcast out of Atlanta. Centennial and several other sponsors hosted a local site in Erlanger, KY.  There, more than 300 leaders from 31 different organizations gathered […]

The World Wants to Know More About You

Develop and share your organizational brand for greater success

Culture Is Brand

Entice the world with the greatness of you.  That may sound a bit extreme and self-aggrandizing, but hear me out, there’s a lot of business sense in that statement. Your organization is more than a product or service. Behind the ‘what’, there is a ‘who’ and a ‘why’ that makes your organization unique.  People are […]