Leadership & Lemonade: Don’t skimp on the sweetener

Do you answer "yes" to any of these questions?

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A tall glass of chilled lemonade is the quintessential treat of summer.  Its tartness is counter-balanced by sweetness; it cools and refreshes on the hottest of days.  Would your employees describe you in a similar way?  Do you have enough sweetness in your leadership to refresh others?  Does your personality convince people to stay or […]

Summer Reading with Lasting Leadership Lessons

Spend an Hour with This Book and You’ll be Wiser and Better Equipped to Lead

The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive People by Dr. Kevin Leman and William Pentak is an excellent leadership book that will leave a positive impact on the way you lead your team.  Several Centennial team members have read this practical book and it has become a favorite. We especially appreciate […]

Depression in the C-suite

Thoughts from guest blogger Elyse Jarard

It is a whispered secret of the C-suite that depression is rampant among high achievers and those who have “made it.”   No one wants to talk about it.  My goal here isn’t to provide answers to why this is (I’ll save that for another space), but to provide ways to prevent depression and help those […]

Work Less and Be More Productive – Myth or Reality?

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It seems counterintuitive to suggest that working less will allow you to be more productive. These two ideas feel like they are in direct opposition to each other.  It’s like suggesting that two wheels can turn in opposite directions and still move you forward.  That is just not possible, is it?  The startling but emphatic […]

Lessons from Leadercast 2018: Lead Yourself

You have heard us talk about it for months—Leadercast. Leadercast Live is the world’s largest leadership simulcast, broadcast worldwide every year. Thousands of leaders gather together all around the world for viewing events. This year’s Leadercast took place May 4, 2018. Centennial, along with a team of organizers, was proud to host more than 340 […]

Rock-star Employee Engagement on May 4th

Invest in yourself and your employees

The benefits of employee engagement are innumerable.  It’s something every organization needs to do well but it often takes a backseat to all the other pressing issues.  In less than 2 weeks, you have the opportunity to make a huge impact on your employee engagement with very little effort.  This impact comes in the form […]

Change Management: a critical skill for leaders of growth-oriented organizations

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Change is everywhere.  In our quest to continually improve, change is a constant variable.  Our fast-paced society is chock-full of new ways and new ideas.  That’s why it is critical to hire leaders who are experts in change management.  Furthermore, that is why you need to develop your own skills in this area. What Does […]

As a Leader, Do You Have a Green Thumb?

3 tips on cultivating healthy growth in your team

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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 […]