Rethinking the Future

Week 6, Quarantine Reflections

I keep ruminating on when the “new” normal morphs into the “now” normal – in both our personal and professional lives.  I am not certain there will be an actual line of demarcation, but I find myself speculating often. This time between “new” and “now” may actually be a blessing in disguise, since we all […]

Your Team; This Crisis: Who Are the Real Leaders?

Quarantine, Week 5, Reflections from Becky Scheeler

You, the CEO, along with your leadership team, carefully crafted your company’s values– which are now on the walls at your office and probably on page 2 of your annual report. While writing your company values, the world and your environment were somewhat predictable. Your vision was clear on how to accomplish your goals. Your […]

Observations from Centennial’s New York Office

Quarantine, Week 4 Reflections...

My husband Bob and I moved from Cincinnati, OH to New York City in 2016, to be closer to family.  Since then, I have worked remotely for Centennial.   You might be surprised to learn that Centennial has two team members based in New York City.  In addition to me, Larry Bennett is our team adviser […]

Will You Be Ready to Hire a Growth-Minded Leader?

Reflect & Plan Now to Evaluate Quickly Later

I recently joined Carolyn Washburn’s Vistage group. If you are a senior level executive, you should consider joining a Vistage group if you haven’t already.  Vistage membership provides senior level executive leadership the opportunity to connect with other leaders to learn, enhance and develop their leadership. It was at a Vistage meeting Carolyn hosted where […]

The New Virtual Reality for Business, Week 2: Tech Tricks Prevailed

Raise your hand if your email box is on overload. Wait.  I forgot.  This is a blog post, not a meeting.  Or a webinar.  Sorry.  I am still adjusting to this virtual business world! Last week, I wrote of some hacks that saw our team through that First Week of Quarantine.  We continue to build […]

The New Virtual Reality for Business

Let's Share Best Practices for the Benefit of All

Like you, the team at Centennial just finished “Week 1” of quarantine life.  We are fortunate in that more than half of our team was already a remote “flex force”. Even so, there have already been great learnings, and we plan to continuously evolve. I am sharing what worked for us this past week in […]

Scaling A Business with Robin Throckmorton

This week Mike is back and he is talking to Robin Throckmorton about being an entrepreneur.  If you own a business you don’t want to miss this one. Robin is the Founder and President of Strategic HR.  She shares her insights and lessons learned about starting as a solo-prenuer, and how she scaled her business […]

Looking At Things Differently To Make A Greater Impact with Clare Blankemeyer and Jessica Baron

We can choose to be our best selves, even when it imperils our lives.

This week’s episode is inspiring and has many great lessons on impact as Jessica Baron takes the mic to talk to mover and shaker Clare Zlatic Blankemeyer, the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Mayerson Foundation and President of Impact 100. Among many topics, they discuss how thinking about problems from a different perspective […]

Why Does Pete Blackshaw Think Cincinnati Is The Best Place In The Country For A Start-Up?

If you're not aware of the possibilities, you get passed by.

This week, Mike talks to Pete Blackshaw, the CEO of Cintrifuse, a startup incubator created by P&G, Kroger, Western & Southern and other major entities in the Greater Cincinnati region.   It is obvious that one thing they share is their enthusiasm for opportunities in the Cincinnati region for business.   Listen to the episode now: […]

Letting Go Of Your Mistakes And The Plague Of Shame With Haley Hunt

Coming to terms with events of the past, letting go of self-imposed shame, and being an authentic leader.

This week, Mike’s conversation with Haley Hunt, Host of Jerseys and Heels: The Podcast is about coming to terms with events of the past, letting go of self-imposed shame, and being an authentic leader.   Listen to the episode now: In this fun and down-to-earth episode you will hear:  How and why Haley started Jerseys and […]