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How to Spot a Strategy

Mar 08, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
Most of us never think about the strategy a company has, we just know whether it appeals to us or not. But it’s not hard to identify what a given business’s strategy is. Consider the McDonald’s strategy. Their goal is to sell fast food to make money,...
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How This Small Business Stopped The Finger Pointing

Feb 22, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
When a mistake or problem occurs in your organization, do team members usually blame a person? Or, do they take a step back and look at the system for answers? “Instead of anyone pointing a finger at a person if things go wrong, with a system’s view,...
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This Is How You Can Make Everyone's Job Better

Feb 15, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
Team members at Solid Blend Technlogies had a unified vision, but gaps in the company’s operations were starting to show. Solid Blend Technologies is a Dayton-based service water management company established in 1999. A company that’s growing often...
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Lessons from Deming: It's The Whole Being Who Comes to Work

Feb 08, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
There are two models that can describe the way people are valued and managed in organizations. One is the centuries-old model associated with Isaac Newton where the physical world is thought of as a machine. This model also was adopted by biology...
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What is 'Conscious Leadership'? (PODCAST)

Feb 01, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
What is "conscious leadership"—and how does it allow us to pause, reflect, and better respond to situations? In a brand new podcast, Wes Gipe (Business Advisor, Aileron) and Chuck Huggins (COO, Aileron) talk about conscious leadership in their words. ...
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2 Key Ways to Let the Customer Lead You To New Ideas

Jan 25, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
Several years ago, a customer came to Promotional Spring asking for point of purchase signage. (Promotional Spring is a company that creates experiences and solutions that help organizations to promote their products and services.) Even though they...
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Are You 'Customer-Obsessed'?

Jan 18, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
It’s been said that in the knowledge economy, it’s now every individual's responsibility to innovate with the customer in mind. When developing a new product or service, does your organization get feedback from customers along the way? And, do you...
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Does Your Style Gain Trust?

Jan 11, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
Your effectiveness as a leader correlates with the amount of trust the people you lead have in you. The less trust they have in you, the more time you’ll have to spend making a case for what you’re trying to get done.  If your people trust you, they...
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