Attracting and Retaining Your Best Talent Requires More Than the Basics

satisfied employees

If you want to attract and retain the right kind of talent, you must offer the right kind of benefits.  The benefits I’m referring to encompass everything from healthcare to advancement opportunities.  What motivators do you offer? Do these motivators distinguish your organization from others that may want to woo away your best talent? Becoming […]

On Business Suits & Family Business

Special Care Required for Both

Just like many business men and women, a suit is a regular part of my wardrobe. There’s a lot I get accomplished while wearing a suit. However, there’s also a lot I know I shouldn’t attempt while wearing a suit, such as mowing the yard. It’s no secret that you need to exercise caution while […]

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 […]

The World Wants to Know More About You

Develop and share your organizational brand for greater success

Culture Is Brand

Entice the world with the greatness of you.  That may sound a bit extreme and self-aggrandizing, but hear me out, there’s a lot of business sense in that statement. Your organization is more than a product or service. Behind the ‘what’, there is a ‘who’ and a ‘why’ that makes your organization unique.  People are […]

Leadership Styles Can Cripple Culture

Insights from Guest Blogger Dustin DiChiara

Many books have been written connecting culture and excellent service, including from the world famous DeJulius Group, Mercedes, Nordstrom, and Starbucks.  But, there is an undeniable connection between what happens “behind the counter” and what happens in front of the counter. So, what’s the secret to great culture and outstanding customer experience? The most important […]

It’s Valentine’s Day. Do Your Employees Know You Love Them?

3 ways you could be failing at corporate culture


Valentine’s Day is a great time to recognize those you love.  It always feels good to know someone is a happier person because you are in their life.  Your employees included. Of course, if you live wretchedly the other 364 days a year, one special Valentine treat will not make up for it.  It’s the […]

“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 […]

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 […]

5 Traits of Good Business Sportsmanship

Being the Best Doesn't Make You a Winner

Being the Best Doesn’t Make You a Winner I love watching sporting events with my kids, but as my kids have gotten older and more perceptive, I’ve become more and more disgusted by poor sportsmanship.  I want my three kids to see good role models that not only perform well on the field, but off […]