How To Land a Job in the City of Your Choice

Making the Transition

City

You know where you want to live, now you need to land a job there.  There are many reasons a city may call to you; family, climate, culture or just an overall appeal.  How do you go about getting a job in the city of your choice? Guest writer Dan Calonge offers his personal experience […]

One Hot Rule for Becoming a More Dynamic Leader

Take action.

What can make you a more dynamic leader in 2017?  As leaders we are always striving to improve.  We’re not happy with the status quo.  We are always seeking a better way to operate, to motivate, to lead. As we reflect on 2016 it’s wise to ask ourselves, “what can I do better in 2017?”  […]

Who Influences Your Leadership?

Who influences you must be a thoughtful decision.

Sharpening the saw is a critically important aspect of leadership. I find it critically important to read positive, proactive, insightful and energy giving material. It is true, both professionally and personally, for me. “We are what we read, what we listen to and who we associate with.” Who influences you must be a thoughtful decision. I trust you will find the influencers […]

Choose Your Own “Boxing Day”

...and show your gratitude by giving back

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful holiday season! To many of Centennial’s international clients, we also send along good wishes for a happy “Boxing Day.” December 26 is a day acknowledged in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth nations as Boxing Day. While it has evolved into a pseudo “Black Friday” in many nations, Boxing […]

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 […]

Clarity Makes a Vision Reality

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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 […]

10 Characteristics of Promotable Employees

Promoting employees can be an important talent retention tool

promoting employees

Promoting employees can be an important talent retention tool and is a great way to reward excellence. Promoting from within sends a message to all employees: that hard work is recognized; that organization loyalty is valued; and that the organization sees current employees as crucial to future success. If the wrong person is promoted, however, […]

“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 […]

PDi Communication Systems Expands Management Team

Leading maker of healthcare entertainment solutions adds 3

PDi Communication Systems, a privately held leader in advanced entertainment solutions for the healthcare market, has made three additions to the their management team: Kim Bacovin, Director of Human Resources; Tobi White, Director of Supply Chain; and David Gifford, Quality Manager. All three are members of the company’s executive leadership team, reporting directly to PDi […]

Responsible Leaders Take Gratefulness Seriously

Fix Your Focus:

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 […]