10 Characteristics of Promotable Employees

Promoting employees can be an important talent retention tool

promoting employees

Promoting employees can be an important talent retention tool and is a great way to reward excellence. Promoting from within sends a message to all employees: that hard work is recognized; that organization loyalty is valued; and that the organization sees current employees as crucial to future success. If the wrong person is promoted, however, […]

“Retreat” to Be a Better Leader


Last week, our Centennial team took a “time out” for a corporate retreat. Getting 16 super energized colleagues to slow down was no easy feat. Calendars had to align. A retreat site had to be determined. Flights to and from NYC had to be coordinated for those traveling from our Manhattan office. An agenda had […]

PDi Communication Systems Expands Management Team

Leading maker of healthcare entertainment solutions adds 3


PDi Communication Systems, a privately held leader in advanced entertainment solutions for the healthcare market, has made three additions to the their management team: Kim Bacovin, Director of Human Resources; Tobi White, Director of Supply Chain; and David Gifford, Quality Manager. All three are members of the company’s executive leadership team, reporting directly to PDi […]

Responsible Leaders Take Gratefulness Seriously

Fix Your Focus:

Responsible Leaders Take Gratefulness Seriously

Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Do you think that is true? Are leaders in charge of their own happiness? A spirit of gratefulness will change your life. I believe your mindset has a significant influence on your job satisfaction and […]

Finish the Year Strong!

Read the leadership and talent insights below to start changing your trajectory.


We want to help you finish the year strong. Our goal is to provide you with the leadership and talent insights that will help you “win.” We sit down with executives who too often share that, “talent and the right leadership is the greatest challenge– and it’s holding us back from reaching our full potential.” […]

Top Tips for Writing an Executive-Level Resume

Your Resume Is a Photograph

Your Resume Is a Photograph

Resume writing can be a daunting task. Writing it can be especially hard for an accomplished executive with decades of experience. How can a single document adequately capture all the knowledge and potential you have to offer? Your resume is your marketing piece. It needs to sell you. Before it can do that, it needs […]

Is Fear the Skeleton in Your Closet?

Want Improvement? Embrace Change.

Want Improvement? Embrace Change.

It’s that time of year when “scared” is normal. A big, hairy 6 foot spider dangling from a neighbor’s rooftop would seemingly provoke a scream from a startled passerby, but at Halloween, it’s simply part of the landscape. When all of the caution tape and spider webs are packed away, what is it that still […]

3 Must-Haves for Extraordinary Corporate Culture

Employees Give Their Best to an Organization They Can Trust

Culture Is Brand

I want to build further on my colleague Julie Warden’s post on corporate culture from last week.  As Julie shared, extraordinary corporate culture can revolutionize your company.  We all want to ‘wow’ our customers by exceeding their expectations. The company with the best customer service is usually the industry leader.  What if we maintained the […]

Corporate Culture: Why It is Crucial

4 Components of a Healthy Culture


Why is everyone (just now) talking about corporate culture? It seems to be the latest buzz word among the big search firms. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t hear about it or see it in an article. “Corporate culture” has been a hot topic here at Centennial since 1975. In fact, 4 decades […]