There is no “silver bullet” in today’s recruiting world. To attract the best talent, organizations have to use a blended recruiting or “go to market” strategy.

To attract, hire, and retain the best, leaders need to ask themselves tough questions:

  • What is the definition of “top talent”?
  • What’s great about social recruiting and what about the new trends?
  • Are all company leaders on the same page?
  • When does recruiting start?
  • How is the leadership team supporting recruiting efforts?
  • Is recruiting really a priority?
  • How do we engage the hiring managers?
  • Why would “A” candidates want to work at our organization?
  • Are key influencers in the organization living out the company mission?
  • Who is on our recruiting team?
  • What does the data indicate about the origin of our top talent?

Join us for an interactive discussion and planning session where we develop usable tools to help you address your talent needs.

Date: 3/23/2017

Time: 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330

Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017

Speaker: Becky Scheeler, VP of Client Engagement at Centennial

Register here!


Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Event: Wooing the "Right" Talent to Achieve Business Goals and Strategy
Topic: Wooing the "Right" Talent to Achieve Business Goals and Strategy
Public: Public

TED Talks for the Treadmill

What are you watching?

I love to exercise outside. Most people do.  Our mild winter certainly has kept me outdoors more than usual in January and February.  However, there have been the occasional days when I have had to use the elliptical in my garage.  Sigh! Snore! Boooring—if it weren’t for TED Talks! TED promotes their talks as, “influential […]

Boosting Your EQ is a Boost to Your Career

Practical steps to raising your emotional intelligence

IQ + EQ = Success

There is a clear link between job performance and emotional intelligence.  Last month we took a look at 9 Habits exhibited by people with a high emotional quotient (EQ). As a leader, it’s important to be able to identify high EQ when you’re hiring for a critical position. However, as a leader, you want to […]

Join us for lunch on Wednesday, March 1st at Execunet. Be prepared to share your “30 second elevator speech” with participants. Our panel of branding experts will provide insight and coaching on how to improve your professional messaging to ensure it is “spot on.”


Scout Achievement Center

10078 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH  45241

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch will be served

Register here

Date: March 1, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Event: Sharpen Your "Elevator Speech" : Execunet--March 1
Topic: Sharpen Your Elevator Speech
Venue: Scout Achievement Center
Location: 10078 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

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 […]

Because Sometimes You Just Need Some Motivation…

An article, a video, and a quote to inspire you

Life is challenging.  Sometimes we need a fresh dose of inspiration and motivation to keep us going.  A few moments spent inspiring yourself can recharge you for the challenges that lie ahead. That’s the purpose of this article.  Infusing some fresh motivation into your week. A motivating article This article from Inc. is just at […]

IQ or EQ; Which is More Critical to your Job Performance?

emotional intelligence

Evidence continues to support high “EQ,” or emotional quotient, as a predictor of strong leadership. Unfortunately, a high emotional quotient, also called emotional intelligence, is harder to spot than a high IQ.  If your organization seeks strong leaders, it’s important to educate yourself on identifying high emotional intelligence. Before you question my own IQ, I should say upfront that […]

Goering Center for Family & Private Business presents–

Competing for Talent in a Scarce Labor Market

February 9, 2017

Sharonville Convention Center

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Luncheon)

Can you fill your open labor positions? If no, you’re not alone. Ninety-eight percent of Cincinnati companies said finding qualified workers was a challenge, according to a Deloitte survey of the region’s private businesses.

On February 9, join us for lunch to learn why we’re in this fix, and see how local business owners are finding success in spite of it.

Janice Urbanik, Executive Director of Partners for a Competitive Workforce, will moderate a conversation between business owners who are implementing creative solutions in an effort to keep their workforce pipelines full.

  • Understand what the workforce pipeline is and why it should be continuously replenished
  • Identify the changing paradigms and regional factors contributing to a skilled labor shortage in our community
  • Self-assess and identify the policy and cultural barriers built in businesses that keep skilled labor workforce pipelines empty

Hear from those who are affecting positive change to discover how you can compete for talent. Reserve your seat for this luncheon today!

Register here.


Date: February 9, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Event: Competing for Talent in a Scarce Labor Market
Topic: Competing for Talent in a Scarce Labor Market
Public: Public

Join us February 1, 2017!

Many executives and sales professionals have this problem… they struggle to create presentations that grab the attention of their audience, develop deeper levels of trust, and sell their ideas faster.

This typically leads to aggravation, stress and fear of giving presentations.

Mike Davis fixes this!

So how do you rise above the day-to-day ‘noise’ so that you can stand out from the crowd?

One proven method to grab the attention of others and keep their interest is telling stories. Storytelling goes back to our earliest ancestors. However, not just any narrative will work in the business world.

If you want to craft and deliver meaningful and memorable messages, then ‘Stand OUT Storytelling’ is for you. Attend this entertaining, informative and interactive program and you will pick up the tools that enable you to:

  • Become better known in your field
  • Create more opportunities
  • Develop greater enjoyment of business presentations
  • Feel more confidence and satisfaction in your work

We look forward to seeing you at ExecuNet on February 1!

About Mike Davis…….Mike teaches the tools that allow you to create and deliver messages that resonate with audiences, inspire others, and compel people to do business with you. In 2011 he earned the designation of Certified World Class Speaking Coach from Craig Valentine, professional speaker and World Champion of Public Speaking, and Mitch Meyerson, best-selling author.

Mike has worked with TED x Cincinnati to help their speakers craft and deliver stories that deeply impacted the audiences and has authored ‘THE Book on Storytelling’​ and the Kindle book series ‘Sell More With Stories.’

Mike works with professionals worldwide to teach them these critical skills. In addition. He has worked with companies to teach communication skills and include: Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, and Messer Construction.

February 1, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Scout Achievement Center

10078 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH  45241

Register here!

Date: February 1, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Event: Sell Yourself with Standout Storytelling!
Topic: Stand Out Storytelling: Sell with Your Stories!
Public: Public

Satisfactory Customer Service Isn’t Enough

You Must Create a "Wow Experience" at Every Step

Awesome customer Service

We all want to “wow” our customers.  The “wow” is what transforms “ordinary customers” into “extraordinary customers”—who are loyal to your organization and become ambassadors for it.  And, face it: Satisfactory customer service will not elevate or enhance your customer relationships. Satisfactory customer service will not prompt your customers to sing your praises.  Satisfactory customer […]