Join Us for Leadercast 2018

Lead Yourself Before You Lead Others

Join us for Leadercast 2018 – The World’s Largest Leadership Simulcast (Broadcast live from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of sites worldwide!) Are you a Leader Worth Following? The world is looking for great leaders to follow. In order to become those leaders to the outside, we have to lead ourselves first. We must walk the […]

To Invest in Your Biggest Asset, Elevate HR

Your people are your competitive advantage


If you surveyed a group of CEOs and asked them what they consider their organization’s biggest asset, I’m certain their instant reply would be, “our people.”  Ask that same group of CEOs about their top concern for the organization and the answer might vary. What should their top concern be? Logic says that if the […]

Managing Your Work During Personal Crisis

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Death. Divorce. Illness of a parent or a partner or a loved one. These are life’s most stressful situations.  If you are going through one of these trying times, or have already experienced it, you understand that there is more to these situations than “crisis.”  The world continues to spin. The sun still rises. And […]

Centennial’s 2017 “Best of the Blog”

Centennial's Blog is a Team Effort


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. […]

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 […]

The Top Isn’t Necessarily “All That”

Opportunity Can Be Found in Life's Valleys

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I recently attended the entrepreneurship conference, Unpolished, hosted at Crossroads Church. Crossroads’ pastor and author Brian Tome kicked off the conference with a story that is relevant for any leader running an organization.  Brian told the story of a vacation he and his wife took to Costa Rica. As they gathered suggestions for their trip, […]

It All Comes Back to the Customer

Are you busy doing the right things?

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It’s Monday! I am sure your week is chock-full of busyness.  However, are the “right” things on your to-do list? A great way to answer this question is to evaluate each task on your list against this question:  How will this [task/meeting/lunch/phone call] benefit our customer? In other words, if your customers reviewed your list, […]

Questions to Ask When Seeking “Fresh Eyes”

Guest Blogger Kristie Sheanshang

Seek Fresh Eyes. Are you feeling stuck creatively or simply desire change from “this is how we always do it around here”? Read on for five refreshing questions to ask mentors, sponsors and   trusted friends for a fresh perspective on work and life. Looking for fresh conversation starters for networking? Read “Dreading Small Talk”. Can […]