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 […]

Let’s Connect at Leadercast Live

Learn from Patrick Lencioni - & More!

Leadercast Live is the world’s largest leadership simulcast, broadcast worldwide every year. Thousands of leaders gather together all around the world to view leaders sharing their insight on being a better leader, colleague, and team. Leadercast Live 2019: Leading Healthy Teams, takes place May 10th. Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (and more) […]

It’s All About An “Ecosystem”

Don't miss these great blog posts from 2018

At Centennial, we dedicate quite a bit of time developing and delivering leadership content to leaders like you.  We do this in three ways (in no particular order):  1.) Through our blog posts 2.) Through our Talent Magnet Institute TM   podcast and, 3.) By meeting with leaders in person or on the phone. Why do we […]

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 […]

Seven Enemies of Success for Newly Promoted Leaders – Part 2

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In part one of this two part series, we took a look at 3 of the 7 enemies of success for newly promoted leaders. They are sneaky enemies that can easily take you by surprise, which is why so many really talented individuals fail in new roles.  A deeper dive into each enemy can be […]

Considering an Interim C-Suite Position?

Make sure you listen to Dan Hurley's Talent Magnet Institute podcast

I was recently listening to Dan Hurley’s Talent Magnet Institute podcast interview with Mike Sipple Jr., “Becoming Fully Human.” In the podcast, Dan shares that his “retirement job” is serving as host of a local NPR radio show.  However, before “retirement,” Dan was a teacher, historian, Director of Leadership for Leadership Cincinnati, the interim CEO […]

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 […]

Seven Enemies of Success for Newly Promoted Leaders – Part 1

In a previous blog article we introduced you to the problem that many organizations and individuals are facing: Leaders fail in newly promoted roles about 40% of the time.  In this blog, we will highlight 4 of the “Seven Enemies of Success for Newly Promoted Leaders” and provide some useful insights for each one. A more comprehensive […]

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 […]