Executive Isolation And C-Suite Stress Addressed by Leaders on New Talent Magnet Institute™ Podcast Powered by Centennial

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The podcast's premiere editions have already sparked interest from more than 2,600 listeners in 39 countries.

CINCINNATI, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Responding to a need from C-Suite leaders for transparency and community,

talent strategy and executive search firm Centennial has launched the Talent Magnet Institute™ podcast. The podcast's premiere editions have already sparked interest from more than 2,600 listeners in 39 countries.

According to Forbes, "It's not easy being the boss. In fact, some research shows that depression among CEOs could be double the national level of 20 percent. While it's no secret that the life of a CEO is a high-pressure job, many CEOs simply feel they have to 'push through' the hard times. In the process of supporting others, they often isolate their own struggles."

Forbes reporter Jeff Kauflin recently reported on the 10 biggest CEO departures of 2017 including Ursula Burns (Xerox), Jeff Immelt (GE) and Marissa Mayer (Yahoo). According to Kauflin, "toxic corporate culture, auto industry disruption, dramatic shift in consumer tastes… were many reasons high-profile CEOs left their jobs this year."

The Guardian's Moya Sarner recently reported on the "state of vital exhaustion" in her article "How burnout became a sinister and insidious epidemic." She notes that half a million people in the UK suffer from work-related stress and that psychological breakdown can creep up without warning.

What can be done to calm executives and stem turnover? Cincinnati businessman Mike Sipple, Jr. has an answer… "Community." Sipple is president of Centennial, as well as producer and host of the Talent Magnet Institute podcast, which is available for download on most podcast applications including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and Google Podcasts.

"To succeed, today's leader must focus on self-development and personal transformation. The podcast is a tool for executives to enhance their leadership skills," Sipple said. "It directly addresses issues that burden leaders, as well as topics that pique their curiosity and spark inspiration. It's been enlightening for me as both host and a leader."

The Talent Magnet Institute podcast is the start of a new leadership movement that dives deeper than profits and business growth to focus on the personal transformation of leaders. "Centennial is committed to developing leaders to succeed in relationships, work, community and life. Listening to episodes of the podcast is the first step in reframing the definition of success," Sipple said. "Leaders are ultimately tasked with bringing balance to their organization. It's just as important to bring that balance to their personal lives as well."

The podcast features in-depth, transparent interviews with global C-suite executives and noteworthy community leaders. To date, podcast themes have touched on strengthening organizational leadership, the value of perspective in leadership, evaluating corporate responsibility in terms of talent and ROI, workforce issues, and how personal and professional decision-making coexist. Guests have addressed topics such as the generational domino-effect of poverty on community, business and family; the importance of "knowing your neighbor," and how to overcome prejudice and discrimination.

"I am excited to support the Talent Magnet Institute because I learn interesting insights that other leaders share in their podcast episodes," Daniel Wachter, vice president, Global Sales and Marketing for Bemis Healthcare Packaging.

"Listeners will get great value and encouragement from hearing the stories of other leaders," Sipple said.

Guests have included: Steve Shifman, president and CEO of Michelman; Dan Hurley, WVXU program host; Karen Bankston, executive director of the Child Poverty Collaborative; Jennifer McClure, chief excitement officer of Disrupt HR and Impact Makers podcast host; Mike Kelly, CEO of Right Path Enterprises, and Shakila Ahmed, president and board chair of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. A complete list of podcast guests is available on Centennial's website.

About Centennial and the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast

Since 1975, Centennial Talent Strategy and Executive Search has connected great leaders with organizations, enhancing the personal success of the leader and the growth of the organization. The Talent Magnet Institute™ (TMI), powered by Centennial, provides leaders with a holistic approach to manage and develop their people by aligning business strategy with talent strategy. Through the Institute, leaders learn how to develop brand ambassadors, attract and retain the right talent, foster leaders and onboard effectively. All of this knowledge moves leaders toward Becoming a Talent Magnet™. Both Centennial and its Talent Magnet Institute are committed to strengthening organizational and business leadership – as well as the impact leaders and organizations make on our economy, communities, schools and families.


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