As a Leader, Do You Have a Green Thumb?

3 tips on cultivating healthy growth in your team


How green is your thumb when it comes to cultivating high-producing teams?  Do you throw a few available people together and expect great results?  Just like a green thumb in the garden, you must give proper care and consideration for your team to see award-winning results.  What can you do to develop a thriving team?  […]

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 […]

America’s Low Unemployment Rate and Your Talent

8 tips for being an attractive organization inside and out

America’s incredibly low unemployment rate sounds phenomenal as a stand-alone metric.  However, if you back up and look at its ripple effect, you’ll see many challenges that come from the economy being at, or near, full employment. The natural repercussions of such a low unemployment rate, such as wage inflation and shrinking talent pools, affect […]

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. […]

Don’t Lose Sight of Your Core Purpose

Stay true to your core values

In your effort to keep your organization fresh and attractive, don’t forget what brought you success in the first place.  Don’t lose sight of your core purpose. Organizations are created to provide a solution to a need.  When someone develops a solution to a problem, organizations are born.  That initial vision is a great place […]

The Top Isn’t Necessarily “All That”

Opportunity Can Be Found in Life's Valleys

Centennial Talent Strategy

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, […]

6 Tips to Build Influence and Get Your Ideas Heard

Insights from speaker and leadership coach, Jennifer McClure

This week’s insights come from speaker and leadership coach, Jennifer McClure.  Centennial’s passion for hiring, developing, and retaining top talent fits perfectly with Jennifer’s passion.   Here’s a bit of wisdom from her years of experience. As a speaker and leadership coach, my passion and purpose in life is to help leaders to embrace the future […]

3 Leadership Lessons Learned from Breast Cancer

There's a lot to learn from a life-threatening disease

You are never the same after you hear the words, “you have cancer.”  As much as no one ever wants to hear those words, you can learn a lot from the battle. I’ve been diagnosed with cancer 3 times, the most recent being breast cancer in 2015. I can easily see 3 lessons that I […]

Servant Leader vs. Selfish Leader – and Why It Matters

How your motives affect your business


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 […]

A “Spoonful of Stress” Helps the “Medicine” Go Down?

Be A Warrior, Not a Worrier

worrier or warrior

Mary Poppins was onto something when she melodically declared, “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.”  Unfortunately, there’s a lot more stress available than sugar in the average day.  But fortunately, a “spoonful of stress” can also be quite motivating when you need to tackle a big job. It’s all a matter of […]