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 […]

Summer Reading with Lasting Leadership Lessons

Spend an Hour with This Book and You’ll be Wiser and Better Equipped to Lead

The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive People by Dr. Kevin Leman and William Pentak is an excellent leadership book that will leave a positive impact on the way you lead your team.  Several Centennial team members have read this practical book and it has become a favorite. We especially appreciate […]

Depression in the C-suite

Thoughts from guest blogger Elyse Jarard

It is a whispered secret of the C-suite that depression is rampant among high achievers and those who have “made it.”   No one wants to talk about it.  My goal here isn’t to provide answers to why this is (I’ll save that for another space), but to provide ways to prevent depression and help those […]

Work Less and Be More Productive – Myth or Reality?

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It seems counterintuitive to suggest that working less will allow you to be more productive. These two ideas feel like they are in direct opposition to each other.  It’s like suggesting that two wheels can turn in opposite directions and still move you forward.  That is just not possible, is it?  The startling but emphatic […]

Lessons from Leadercast 2018: Lead Yourself

You have heard us talk about it for months—Leadercast. Leadercast Live is the world’s largest leadership simulcast, broadcast worldwide every year. Thousands of leaders gather together all around the world for viewing events. This year’s Leadercast took place May 4, 2018. Centennial, along with a team of organizers, was proud to host more than 340 […]

Rock-star Employee Engagement on May 4th

Invest in yourself and your employees

The benefits of employee engagement are innumerable.  It’s something every organization needs to do well but it often takes a backseat to all the other pressing issues.  In less than 2 weeks, you have the opportunity to make a huge impact on your employee engagement with very little effort.  This impact comes in the form […]