What Business Owners Need to Know About Diversity in Leadership

The full version of this article was originally published by Cincinnati Business Courier and can be found here. We are halfway through 2020, a year destined to be remembered as a landmark one in history with “change” as the optimal word to describe the experience so far. Nearly every facet of our lives has been […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]