How to Hire Board Members for Your Business

Selecting board members is an important process when creating the structure of your business. Choosing the right members of the board can give you access to experience and significant industry connections. Both of these things can improve your ability to grow. Many businesses opt to fill their board with friends and family; however, you should […]

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 […]

Virtual Interview Best Practices

Virtual interviews have been around for quite a while, but the commonality has grown significantly with the advance of technology and our current challenge of social distancing.  If you have gotten comfortable with jumping on a video call, you may have become accepting of your cat walking by your camera or your dirty dishes sitting […]

Take the Opportunity to Build Your Leadership Team Now for the Future of Your Organization

This article was originally published by the Northern Kentucky Tribune and can be found here. Albert Einstein’s name is commonly associated with genius in the realms of physics and science given his revolutionary prowess in both fields. However, what is often forgotten is that he was also heralded for philosophical views, which included the belief […]

Centennial Ranked #3 for Executive Search Firms

The Cincinnati Business Courier released its Book of Lists on July 31, 2020, and Centennial is excited to climb to the #3 spot on the list of Executive Search Firms for our C-level executive placements.

We love to delight our clients by introducing them to courageous, strategic leaders who can make organizations even better and more successful.  It’s not an easy task to find the right leaders, but it’s one we’ve been doing for over 45 years and we keep getting better and better.

There is great satisfaction in helping organizations build highly-effective leadership teams. Our success comes from finding leaders who can answer the character, culture, chemistry, and competency needs of our clients.

 

Diversity in Leadership: Our Story

Our long-anticipated partnership that started with an uncomfortable conversation

Diversity

Most often, a challenge does not feel good. However, when recognized as an opportunity, greatness can grow from challenge.  Challenges come in many forms and proportions.  Even the smallest challenges can derail you or an organization.  The key to getting through a challenge is to discover the gift that is hiding within the struggle, using […]

Urban League and Centennial Form Partnership to Increase Diversity and Leadership Pipeline

We are excited to announce the Executive Pathways Program that provides a free and confidential pipeline targeting black and underrepresented talent in the middle and executive job space.

Centennial has partnered with the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio to increase diverse and inclusive leadership pipelines.

This partnership supports individuals to rise to their fullest potential and remove barriers between professionals and organizations. There has been so much intentional focus of this partnership and excited for the word to begin spreading across our regions and beyond.

Want to learn more? Email us confidentially at urbanleague@centennialinc.com

See the full announcement.

What Is Family Business Succession? (And How Do I Make It Successful?)

When family members are your coworkers, business can get complicated. This is especially true if you plan to pass your business on to family members after you retire. If you’re running a family business, making a succession plan for the future is a must. As a business owner, you may find yourself involved in the […]

“Re-Alphabetizing” Your Team Players

Develop "C" Employees Into "A" Employees

For the past several weeks, I have heard how companies cut costs by “letting go” of their “C” employees.  These same companies plan to invest in their “B” employees to develop them into “A” employees. This has me scratching my head. Why did it take a pandemic for this initiative to take place? How much […]

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 […]