Are Small Businesses Actually More Important to Society Than Big Ones with Luke Dooley

Discover Luke Dooley‘s insightful perspective on the impact of the entrepreneur. In this Talent Magnet Institute Podcast episode, Mike talks to Luke Dooley about the challenges of being a successful entrepreneur and how to navigate life as a business owner successfully.   Luke is the President of OCEAN Programs. Through their events, training, accelerator, and […]

Power of Talent Acquisition to Drive Innovation with Jodi Brandstetter

Why does Jodi Brandstetter believe that awesome recruiters can save the world?

In this Talent Magnet Institute Podcast episode, Mike talks to Jodi Brandstetter, Chief Talent Strategist at Lean Effective Talent Strategies and founder of Talent Acquisition Evolution, an event designed to bring Talent Acquisition professionals together to network, learn, and elevate the future of talent acquisition.  In this podcast Mike and Jodi discuss:  Why Jodi believes […]

Career Coaching 101 – What to do when you are in transition

As an executive search firm, Centennial connects with a lot of really talented individuals who are going through career transition.  Whether they are just testing the waters or swimming in the deep waters of an active job search, they want to know – and wisely so – “What is the best way to find a […]

Gearing Up For Good with Joe Motz

What more can I do with the talents I have?

In this week’s episode Mike Sipple Jr. interviews Joe Motz, CEO/Chairman of The Motz Corporation, about an exciting initiative. Joe is embarking on a 6500 mile bike ride over 90 days which is focused on a cause bigger than himself. He calls this initiative Gearing Up For Good. Mike and Joe discuss what inspired the […]

Making Space for Excellence with Paaras Parker and Jessica Baron

If it’s not going to have a fundamental impact on the outcome - let it go.

Jessica Baron, Vice president of Centennial Inc, talks with Paaras Parker, the Head of Human Resources at Kroger Digital. They start things off with a conversation about family. Family Principles Through the Generations Paaras’s family moved to the Cincinnati area from Pakistan when she was just about to enter kindergarten – and this is a […]

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 […]

Creating the Culture for Impact with Meredith Meyer

If you’re transitioning between roles and worlds - it’s important to do so with humility.

Today we get a follow-up episode, where Mike sits down again with Meredith Meyer, founder of Infinite Potential! They’re talking about the concept, how it manifests when you change your role, and how organizations can foster it among their employees.  What is My Best Use as a Leader? This is a question everyone should be […]

The Human Element of Business Strategy with Meredith Meyer

Happiness at work goes way beyond the walls of the workplace.

Today on the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast, Mike speaks with Meredith Meyer – whose business, Infinite Potential, is founded on the idea that strategic planning and talent need to be perfectly integrated for a business to be successful. They discuss what kindness means in an organization, the rapidly-changing world and what it means for organizations […]

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


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 […]

Making the Future Better at Leadercast with Christine Lewis and Janelle Spence

The right person in the wrong place feels like the wrong person

In this week’s episode of the Talent Magnet Institute, Janelle Spence and Christine Lewis talk about one of the most interesting leadership events of the year. Janelle Spence is the marketing director of Centennial Talent strategy and Executive Search. Christine Lewis is the executive assistant to our usual host, Mike Sipple Jr. Today, they’re talking […]