Finding Purpose Begins at the End: The Tombstone Principle

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We all long for purpose.  It’s hard-wired into us to desire a meaningful life:  A life that matters and has impact.  Our quest to find that purpose drives us.  Too often, however, our purpose eludes us and we spend endless time searching but never finding.  That is why I recommend The Tombstone Principle. The Tombstone […]

How to Subscribe and Review a Podcast

Apple Podcast and iTunes

Subscribing to a podcast makes accessing your favorite podcasts a whole lot easier.  And leaving a review is a huge benefit to other curious listeners.  Despite these clear benefits, the process to subscribe and review can be a little tricky.  For that reason, we put together step-by-step directions to help make it easier for you. […]

Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards Gala

Goering Center Award

The Centennial team is honored to be chosen for the 2018 Goering Center Family & Private Business Award for Family Businesses with 1-15 employees.  The awards gala was an incredible celebration of family and private businesses, topped off with extraordinary tribute to John Goering, the Goering Center founder and chairman, who will soon become chairman […]

Centennial Selected As “Family Business of the Year” by Goering Center for Family & Private Business

Mike Sipple Jr. and Mike Sipple Sr. Also Honored as "Volunteers of the Year"

Centennial Inc. is proud to be named the winner of the 19th Annual 2018 Goering Center Family & Private Business Award. Northern Kentucky – Cincinnati, Ohio September 13, 2018 – Centennial Talent Strategy and Executive Search is the recipient of the 2018 Goering Center Family & Private Business Award for Family Businesses with 1-15 employees. […]

Winning at Retention – a case study to model

A close look at James Sinegal, Costco's co-founder and former CEO

When you run an international retail chain and your turnover is 12%, you’re doing something right.  In an industry with soaring turnover rates, James (Jim) Sinegal, Costco’s co-founder and former CEO, set a high bar for cultivating a work environment that people don’t want to leave.  If he can produce this kind of retention results […]

Equip Yourself to Lead Well

Take a lesson from back-to-school shopping and prepare yourself for the year ahead

For the last several weeks, back-to-school sales have overtaken stores of every shape and size.  They know students will come, armed with a long list of required supplies, to stock up for the school year. These purchases are meant to prepare and equip the students for the work ahead. This is a good exercise we […]

Is the Leader You Need Hiding in Plain Sight?

Consider Promoting from Within

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This article was originally published on the Human Capital Institute blog. Have you ever bought something for your home only to realize you already have exactly what you need? This same phenomenon happens in the workplace, and on an even larger scale. The leader you think you need to hire from outside your organization may […]

Leadership & Lemonade: Don’t skimp on the sweetener

Do you answer "yes" to any of these questions?

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A tall glass of chilled lemonade is the quintessential treat of summer.  Its tartness is counter-balanced by sweetness; it cools and refreshes on the hottest of days.  Would your employees describe you in a similar way?  Do you have enough sweetness in your leadership to refresh others?  Does your personality convince people to stay or […]

Summer Reading with Lasting Leadership Lessons

Spend an Hour with This Book and You’ll be Wiser and Better Equipped to Lead

The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive People by Dr. Kevin Leman and William Pentak is an excellent leadership book that will leave a positive impact on the way you lead your team.  Several Centennial team members have read this practical book and it has become a favorite. We especially appreciate […]

Work Less and Be More Productive – Myth or Reality?

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It seems counterintuitive to suggest that working less will allow you to be more productive. These two ideas feel like they are in direct opposition to each other.  It’s like suggesting that two wheels can turn in opposite directions and still move you forward.  That is just not possible, is it?  The startling but emphatic […]