Shared Experiences: A Spark for Team Chemistry

And Teams with Chemistry Win

Most organizations are “in it to win it.” Winning is defined in different ways, depending on the organization. Obviously, winning could mean more points, or maybe a bigger market share.  Or, winning could mean extending the organizational reach to help others more.  Or, winning might be being perceived as the go-to subject matter experts. Whether […]

Who Will Take Over the Family Business? – The Succession of a Family Business

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When it is time to address succession in a family business, there are many considerations that need careful attention.  Most family business owners will naturally look to the next generation for the successor.  This hand-off is not a decision that should be assumed by either generation.  For the sake of the business and all the […]

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 […]

The Right Fit for Our Future and Yours

For over 4 decades Centennial has gone the extra mile to ensure that the executives we place are not only competent, but are the right fit for our clients.  We know that success only comes when the client and candidate enjoy a chemistry that makes working together a winning combination.  For a similar reason, Centennial […]

Finding Employees is Not Your Organization’s Biggest Problem

Finding employees to fill a production line or to expertly lead a team is always a concern.  Talent is currently in short supply and growth cannot happen without it. Surprisingly, attracting and finding employees is not the biggest problem facing organizations. Rather, it is only a small component of a more complex issue. Defining Your […]

Lower Leadership Stress Today

Wise leaders surround themselves with the right people

If you are a business owner or the manager of a large division, you feel daily pressure to perform.  It affects everything you do:  your time, your health, and your sleep.  Stress is normal – and can be healthy as we outlined in this article – however, it would do you a lot of good […]

Make Your Organization’s Last Impression a Good One

4 reasons exiting employees should have a good departure

When an employee announces their resignation, a lengthy “to do” list ensues – that’s just a fact. There are exit interviews to be conducted, responsibilities to shift, paperwork to be completed, and security credentials to manage. Frankly, it can be a hassle when an employee moves on; a natural reaction of those “left behind” can […]

Inclusive Capitalism: This Effort Can Make Your Success Sustainable

Getting and keeping talent is one of every business leader’s top initiatives. It is also the breeding ground for many headaches as the struggle is real and constant.  There never seems to be enough workers, available and interested, to get the necessary work done.  Between the lack of people needing a job and the rate […]

Progressive Employers are Finding New Retention Solutions: Here are 4

There are many factors that make attracting and retaining top talent extremely hard.  One of our biggest challenges today is the low unemployment rate.  Basically everyone who is ready, willing and able to work, is already employed. That’s why it is so important to find and implement new retention solutions. Employers across the nation cannot […]