Centennial’s 2016 By The Numbers

Here’s a "numerical snapshot" of our year

Empowering organizations to plan, hire, retain, and grow is what Centennial does best. We’ve been reflecting on how we accomplished that in 2016 and how we plan to best serve our client organizations in 2017. Centennial:  2016 by the numbers Here’s a snapshot of our 2016 by the numbers: Ownership: 64% of our clients were privately […]

Responsible Leaders Take Gratefulness Seriously

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Responsible Leaders Take Gratefulness Seriously

Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Do you think that is true? Are leaders in charge of their own happiness? A spirit of gratefulness will change your life. I believe your mindset has a significant influence on your job satisfaction and […]

Leadership Rewards of Community Involvement

Giving Back to the Community is a Win for All

Community is a Win for All

Serving charitably is one of Centennial’s core values.  It’s not just something you’ll find in our value statement, it’s something we take seriously.  It’s not just a mantra, it’s a way of business.  Giving back to the community has countless benefits for you both personally and professionally. Community Involvement Drives Healthy Communities and Likable Leaders […]

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

What inspires you each day?

To lead well you must be bold, have passion and have purpose. In our business, we get to meet people who have all three of these leadership characteristics and find that many have a mantra or philosophy for their leadership style and approach. One leader I especially admire is a VP of Manufacturing.  He is a […]

The Centennial Name: A “Beacon” for 114 Years!

Light as an inspiration

Centennial Light Bulb

Quirky but true, we share a name with the world’s longest burning light bulb: Centennial.  A close business contact recently made us aware of this fun connection, and we find it a great reminder of the value of working hard and burning bright. The Centennial Bulb: Burning Bright for 114 Years! Here’s a bit of history on our name-double, […]

Muhammad Ali: Purpose-Driven Difference Maker

6 Core Principles of Ali’s Life of Purpose

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There is no doubt that Muhammad Ali was an inspirational man. His passing highlights the span of his influence– across race, gender and nationality. In fact, it can be argued that he is the most influential athlete of all time. I have followed Muhammad Ali since I was young. At first, it was Muhammed Ali […]

Goal Setting: Don’t Dread It, Do It

What Are Your Goals for 2016? It’s the holidays!  Time for time off. Time to set goals–and develop a plan to achieve them. Maybe you’re the type who’d rather hit the “snooze” button when it comes time to goal setting.  Or, perhaps you’re the type who makes lists for today, tomorrow, next year, and the […]

10 Inspiring Quotes from Leadercast 2015: The Brave Ones

For the past two years, I have had the opportunity to attend Leadercast NKY. The simulcast is hosted live in Atlanta, GA and was broadcast at 800+ host sites in over 35 countries around the world. Over 100,000 leaders gathered in May of 2015 globally  to listen and share thoughts around bold leadership and bravery #TheBraveOnes. […]

Veterans Day – What does it mean to you?

“A Salute to Dad – Thomas J. Bugg, Jr.” Veterans Day History  In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in […]