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Hire for Success

How do you know if you are hiring the right people for your organization - people who will help you go places and motivate others to do the same? What questions should you be asking in an interview to be confident that you are hiring the right person for your…

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8 Emotional Lessons of Succession

This is an excerpt from an article we authored for Family Business Magazine. You can read the full-length article HERE. In 2012, our family business began a healthy succession process – but do not mistake “healthy” for “painless.” We did all the right things — planned, brought in outside advisers.…

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Laura Mitchell joins Beech Acres Parenting Center as President and CEO

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Laura Mitchell, former Cincinnati Public School superintendent, joined Beech Acres Parenting Center as their President and CEO.  Laura succeeds Jim Mason who has effectively led the organization for 42 years. Centennial was chosen to lead this search and work alongside the search committee of Beech…

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Marcus Gardner Joins Centennial as Chief Growth Officer

Centennial Executive Search announces the hiring of Marcus Gardner as Chief Growth Officer.  Marcus comes to Centennial with extensive experience as a C-suite leader who has led organizations through transformational growth while creating profound impact.  Marcus brings with him more than 20 years of experience building and working with high-performing…

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Advice from Mom

The Centennial team took some time to recognize the impact our moms have had on us.  There's no arguing that mothers have a tremendous influence on who we have become. That influence can be seen in the lessons they passed onto us. Some of the advice from our moms was…

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Help! My New Company Does Not Have an Onboarding Plan!

Research shows how critical a well-planned onboarding process is to employee retention.  Knowing that organizations with a standard onboarding process experience 54% greater new hire productivity, along with 50% greater new hire retention is worth noting.  Even though this is the case, many companies do not have formal onboarding.  Does…

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6 Ways to Improve Your Communication Effectiveness

Being a good communicator tops the list of just about every list of leadership qualifications (ours included!) Some people seem to be born with the ability to capture thoughts just right and deliver them in a way that is engaging and clear.  And then there are the rest of us,…

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Pandemic-proof Leadership Characteristics

The pandemic has reinforced the importance of strong organizational leadership. A learning from this time is that the companies “caving” from the pressure of constant unknowns were the ones that lacked strong leadership. Our Centennial team has had hundreds of conversations with various industry leaders since the pandemic’s start. From…

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What You May Not Know About Executive Search Firms

Do you need to hire a key leader for your organization?  Is the need to hire causing you stress but you're not sure you can manage a full-scale recruiting process on top of everything else you are doing? Are you uncertain about where to start? This is normal.  That is…

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