A Primer on Implicit Bias–a Student’s Perspective

Author’s note:  Recently, my daughter Ellen spent 3 days learning about the working world and exploring career options.  Her high school allows its students time off to do this; to help them as they explore their “next steps.”  Even better, Centennial’s CEO and President allowed Ellie to spend the day with me learning about executive […]

Candidates: Assess Company Culture When Interviewing

The OAR Approach Will Propel You Forward

Too often, job candidates forget that interviewing is a two-way street. Certainly, the interviewer assesses whether or not the candidate is a fit in terms of competency and organizational culture. Similarly, the candidate should size up the company and its culture–at the time of the interview, not after working there six months. Figuring out a […]

Let’s Connect at Leadercast Live

Learn from Patrick Lencioni - & More!

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 Dysfunctions of a Team (and more) […]

It’s All About An “Ecosystem”

Don't miss these great blog posts from 2018

At Centennial, we dedicate quite a bit of time developing and delivering leadership content to leaders like you.  We do this in three ways (in no particular order):  1.) Through our blog posts 2.) Through our Talent Magnet Institute TM   podcast and, 3.) By meeting with leaders in person or on the phone. Why do we […]

Did You Achieve Your 2018 Goals?

What NOT to do if you didn't


In just a few short weeks, it will be the start of a new year.  And, with the start of a new year always comes the obligatory goal setting exercises.  I set goals every year and I bet you do too.  My goals relate to both my personal and professional life. Right now, however, it’s […]

Considering an Interim C-Suite Position?

Make sure you listen to Dan Hurley's Talent Magnet Institute podcast

I was recently listening to Dan Hurley’s Talent Magnet Institute podcast interview with Mike Sipple Jr., “Becoming Fully Human.” In the podcast, Dan shares that his “retirement job” is serving as host of a local NPR radio show.  However, before “retirement,” Dan was a teacher, historian, Director of Leadership for Leadership Cincinnati, the interim CEO […]

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative Announces New President & CEO

Ericka Copeland-Dansby tapped for role after extensive national search


September 20, 2018 For Immediate Release Cincinnati Youth Collaborative’s (CYC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ericka Copeland-Dansby has been named the organization’s new President & CEO. Copeland-Dansby will succeed Jane Keller, who is retiring from CYC to pursue her next career at the end of November 2018 after twelve years leading the […]

Mike Sipple Jr. Selected to National Leadercast Host Site Advisory Board


Leadercast Live, the world’s largest one day leadership event, has named Mike Sipple Jr., president of Centennial and founder of the Talent Magnet Institute™, to its national advisory board.  Sipple has spearheaded a local Leadercast host site for several years in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, where more than 300 leaders attend each year. On June […]

Mike Sipple Jr. Named Inaugural Horizon Award Recipient

Award Recognizes Dedication to Community Leadership

Mike Sipple Jr., president of Centennial Talent Strategy and Executive Search and founder of the Talent Magnet Institute™, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Horizon Award, presented by Horizon Community Funds. The award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of an individual who exemplifies dedication, integrity, and honorable service to Northern Kentucky through community leadership.  […]