Building Leaders And Strengthening Organizations From The Top Down

Our sister organization is meeting a need the Centennial team has seen again and again – the need for resources and support for leaders who want to succeed in relationships, work, community, and life. This article announces the much-anticipated membership launch that is available for a limited time. Talent Magnet Institute (TMI) is proud to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Observations from Centennial’s New York Office

Quarantine, Week 4 Reflections...

My husband Bob and I moved from Cincinnati, OH to New York City in 2016, to be closer to family.  Since then, I have worked remotely for Centennial.   You might be surprised to learn that Centennial has two team members based in New York City.  In addition to me, Larry Bennett is our team adviser […]

Will You Be Ready to Hire a Growth-Minded Leader?

Reflect & Plan Now to Evaluate Quickly Later

I recently joined Carolyn Washburn’s Vistage group. If you are a senior level executive, you should consider joining a Vistage group if you haven’t already.  Vistage membership provides senior level executive leadership the opportunity to connect with other leaders to learn, enhance and develop their leadership. It was at a Vistage meeting Carolyn hosted where […]