Dreading Small Talk? Refresh Your Networking Questions

Tips from Guest Blogger Kristie Sheanshang

Get ready for your next networking meeting by reviewing the conversation-starters detailed below. Remember, no question in the world will help you build relationships and loyalty with clients and friends if you’re not truly interested in them. So, the next time you are tempted to ask “Where are you from?” or “What brings you here […]

Leadership Lessons from Military Heroes

Put These Two Books on Your Summer Reading List

In the past year I’ve read 2 biographies about military heroes and I can’t help but be overwhelmed by their dedication and perseverance.  These stories are so mind-blowing that it’s hard to believe they are true. Military personnel all over the world have lessons to teach us. Whether we work in the home or out […]

Presidential Leadership Advice

Quotes for the 4th...and Beyond

Need leadership advice? Who better to consult than our nation’s presidents (and the great women who shared The White House with them!) Inspiration for today is often found in the words of those who came before us. Consider these words on leadership: John Quincy Adams (1825-1829): “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn […]

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. […]