Urban League and Centennial Form Partnership to Increase Diversity and Leadership Pipeline

We are excited to announce the Executive Pathways Program that provides a free and confidential pipeline targeting black and underrepresented talent in the middle and executive job space.

Centennial has partnered with the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio to increase diverse and inclusive leadership pipelines.

This partnership supports individuals to rise to their fullest potential and remove barriers between professionals and organizations. There has been so much intentional focus of this partnership and excited for the word to begin spreading across our regions and beyond.

Want to learn more? Email us confidentially at urbanleague@centennialinc.com

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What Is Family Business Succession? (And How Do I Make It Successful?)

When family members are your coworkers, business can get complicated. This is especially true if you plan to pass your business on to family members after you retire. If you’re running a family business, making a succession plan for the future is a must. As a business owner, you may find yourself involved in the […]

“Re-Alphabetizing” Your Team Players

Develop "C" Employees Into "A" Employees

For the past several weeks, I have heard how companies cut costs by “letting go” of their “C” employees.  These same companies plan to invest in their “B” employees to develop them into “A” employees. This has me scratching my head. Why did it take a pandemic for this initiative to take place? How much […]

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 […]