To See a Difference, Be the Difference!

Small steps for being more inclusive

With all the significant media attention, it would be hard to miss the current conversations about racial injustice in our world. You may be thinking about what you can do to positively contribute to the solution (inclusion) yourself. It is natural to wait for some unknown person with significant power to do something – “to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Should I Share Personal Issues in the Workplace?

3 Realities to be Aware of When Your Personal Trials Affect Your Work

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I’m a breast cancer survivor.  You may have your own cancer story. Or maybe your struggle looks completely different but has just as profoundly turned your world upside down.  The reality is, we will all encounter a personal issue that will intrude on our professional life more than we wish.  When your personal life slams […]

4 Tips for Increasing Your Influence

There are many leadership lessons that you never forget.  One of my pivotal lessons happened over 15 years ago, but I still remember, reflect on, and share the learnings regularly.  It centers around the ability to influence others for the purpose of leading well.  It’s only when people believe in you and trust you that […]

Curriculum Vitae, a Resume, and Other Job Seeking Documents

Appropriate documents for your next job search

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When you’re launching a job search, it is key to get your documents updated and organized so that you can act quickly when you learn of a high potential position.  The question is, “What documents do you need?”  Let’s take a look at the best documents to have ready and available when you’re applying for […]

Top Tips for Writing an Executive-Level Resume

Your Resume Is a Photograph

Your Resume Is a Photograph

Resume writing can be a daunting task. Writing it can be especially hard for an accomplished executive with decades of experience. How can a single document adequately capture all the knowledge and potential you have to offer? Your resume is your marketing piece. It needs to sell you. Before it can do that, it needs […]

Trust: The Pillar of Centennial’s Relationships

Ask, Listen and Repeat

Before joining the Centennial team in April, I was Senior Director of Programs for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.  In this role, I interacted with hundreds of talented senior executives.  When it was time to move on, I chose to work with Centennial, since the Centennial team shares my passion for helping executives succeed and positively […]