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Category: Leadership Development

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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Board of Advisors Make Businesses Better

“If I had a popcorn stand on Courthouse Square, I would have a board.” Clay Mathile, former CEO and owner of The Iams Company. I happen to deeply agree with this statement.  We find a significant difference in those organizations we represent that do and do not have a board guiding…

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How to Build Highly Effective Teams for Your Business

Does your job require you to develop effective teams? Do you feel a little uncomfortable with how to make this happen? This article will provide strategies for building a highly effective team. Keep reading to also find tips about transforming established teams into dream teams. Qualities Found in Effective Teams Do…

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The Value of Hiring and Developing Talent for Leadership

A retirement crisis is on the horizon in the United States. Baby boomers are retiring in large numbers creating a leadership void for American businesses. This generation owns 2.34 million small businesses in the United States. They employ more than 25 million people. Stunningly, nearly 60% of these business owners…

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Building Leaders And Strengthening Organizations From The Top Down

Our sister organization is meeting a need the Centennial team has seen again and again - the need for resources and support for leaders who want to succeed in relationships, work, community, and life. This article announces the much-anticipated membership launch that is available for a limited time. Talent Magnet…

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Who Will Take Over the Family Business? – The Succession of a Family Business

When it is time to address succession in a family business, there are many considerations that need careful attention.  Most family business owners will naturally look to the next generation for the successor.  This hand-off is not a decision that should be assumed by either generation.  For the sake of…

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Let’s Connect at Leadercast Live

Leadercast Live is the world’s largest leadership simulcast, broadcast worldwide every year. Thousands of leaders gather together all around the world to view leaders sharing their insight on being a better leader, colleague, and team. Leadercast Live 2019: Leading Healthy Teams, takes place May 10th. Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five…

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The Forgotten Power of a Handwritten Note

Have you ever received a handwritten note in the mail or had one come across your desk?  There is something so special and personal about knowing someone has taken time out of their day to acknowledge you in some way. Benefits of a Handwritten Note Here at Centennial, we put…

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