Clarity Makes a Vision Reality


Strategic Planning season is coming to a close.  You’ve talked about your organization’s purpose–it’s reason for being. You’ve kicked around your mission statement, or how you will get from point A to point B.  Most importantly, you have dreamed, and continue to dream, about your organizational vision–what you hope to be in the future.  You’ve […]

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 […]

Trust: The Pillar of Centennial’s Relationships

Ask, Listen and Repeat

Before joining the Centennial team in April, I was Senior Director of Programs for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.  In this role, I interacted with hundreds of talented senior executives.  When it was time to move on, I chose to work with Centennial, since the Centennial team shares my passion for helping executives succeed and positively […]

In Career Transition? Do Two Things Now.

Except for very rare exceptions, we will all find ourselves in a career transition sometime in our life, and very likely, more than once.  Naturally, career transition may be a time of anxiety, fueled by the uncertainty that accompanies it. However, it is possible to navigate this tumultuous time and end up a better version […]

What Got You Here: Tips for Transition

High level professionals often thrive on projects and accomplishing the things they set out to do. A lot of those things are externally focused. If there is one thing successful senior leaders are good at, it is execution. Whether that means executing tasks on a list or putting a complicated business strategy in motion, they […]

Overcoming 3 Networking Misconceptions

Three Tips for Networking 1. Networking is not an event. It’s a process of building for the long term. Networking isn’t about appearing, it’s about connecting. Even if you join lots of organizations, you may not have a network. It’s about what you DO and SAY when you are there. You must do more than […]

Introverts Can Network Effectively! Really!

Julie Bauke, the “Chief Career Happiness Officer” of the Bauke Group, has been a vital relationship to Centennial for years. She has shared with us some incredible advice, but her brief expositions on introverts and networking are particularly poignant. Whether you are a true introvert or social butterfly, this short series of articles on networking will demonstrate why we think so highly of Julie and […]

Invest in Those Around You – It Make a Difference | Part 2

Invest in those around you and Thank Those Who Invest in You! Part 2 – Dan’s email made an impression (Read Part 1) Why did this email make a positive impression about Dan’s career growth? There are 3 Reasons Why: 1.  His Enthusiasm – Dan too action on what we discussed and shows that he […]

Video Interview Preparation – 16 Must Have Suggestions

We wrote a blog post in 2012 called, “Skype Interview – A 13-Point Checklist” and felt like it was time to update our checklist for you. We at Centennial have conducted many video interviews and we wanted to share some practical tips you should apply when having this type of interview: Be aware of what […]