How to Have a Successful Start in an Organization with an Anemic Onboarding Program

The best tip for onboarding yourself

In an ideal world, every organization would have a thorough and well-executed onboarding process in place.  Every new employee would feel enthusiastically welcomed into their new team. Every new hire would receive plenty of training and knowledge to set them up for success from day one.  If we lived and worked in an ideal world, […]

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 […]

A Formula for Organizational and Team Chemistry

Team chemistry's catalyst? The CEO

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At Centennial, we “hang our hat” on our 4Cs– character, culture, chemistry and competency.  When we seek talent for our greatly valued client organizations, we evaluate candidates’ competencies and character, helping the client determine who will best align with their organizational culture and their team’s chemistry. What is chemistry all about and how can you […]

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 […]

Success That Got You Here, Could Very Well Get You There

Sometimes success doesn't need to be tweaked

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There are so many conversations that we have each and every week that center on the idea that what got you here will not get you there.  However, I’d like to shake things up a bit and declare that, in regards to talent, what got you here might very well take you there. When business […]

Answers to Onboarding FAQs That Lead to New Hire Success

Insights from Guest Blogger Jenna Filipkowski

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Think about your first 90 days in your role. Remember the anticipation, the ambition, and dedication you felt? Who greeted you at the door? How did you hear about the company’s products and business model? How did you meet your teammates? Did you fill out benefit forms, tax forms, and review the handbook? What kind […]

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 […]

The Fido Factor: What Dogs Can Teach You about Great Leadership

Insights from guest blogger Krissi Barr

Krissi Barr, executive coach, corporate strategist, author and friend of Centennial, has helped businesses of all sizes make the most of their resources.  We are honored to share some of her leadership insights with you today. Dogs have a natural genius for leadership. We arrived at this conclusion after many years of painstaking research, which […]