Servant Leader vs. Selfish Leader – and Why It Matters

How your motives affect your business

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Leaders are driven to succeed.  It’s a necessary quality that moves society forward, that finds solutions to problems, and improves our quality of life.  However, as with anything, that drive can be too extreme and too self-focused.  That’s what we want to examine.  Who are you serving in your drive to succeed? Your Motives Determine […]

Talent Shortage and What You Can Do About It

Interview with Mike Sipple Jr.

Centennial’s President, Mike Sipple Jr., was recently interviewed by Jamie Smith from the Cincinnati Courier to discuss a common cause of frustration and concern for businesses – the shortage of talent.  Hiring and retaining top talent is widely recognized as a pivotal aspect of business success.  Consequently, a shortage is a significant issue for businesses […]

What is your purpose? It can be big or small.

Make a big impact in little ways

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In a world where reality TV shows, social media, blogs and YouTube can make the average person a superstar, we’re all looking for a heightened sense of purpose.  Everyone looks so successful and put together online.  We want to embody that same charisma.  If we’re honest, we’d like a life that turns heads.  A purpose […]

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 […]

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

Finding purpose by being a means to an end

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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, […]

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

Insights from Resume Writer, Nelly Grinfeld

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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, […]