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How Do You Show Vulnerability As a Leader?

Apr 20, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“When there is trust, conflict becomes nothing but the pursuit of truth, an attempt to find the best possible answer.” –Patrick Lencioni Wes Gipe, founder of Agil IT, knows this quote all too well. At one point in time, Wes explains, “[we] had plenty...
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3 Powerful Ways To Overcome Self-Doubt

Apr 13, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Have you ever had self-doubt, even though everyone around you thought you could do the job? Or have you ever felt you were in over your head, but there was no one to confide in because it was expected that you knew what you are doing? Surely you...
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The Secrets to Creating a High-Performing Culture

Apr 06, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
It took patience, but Bernard Dalichau, in this video also featured on Forbes, shares how he was able to cultivate an environment in which open communication became one of the driving forces of Lavender Home Care Solutions’ success. Joe Calloway, an...
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A Low-Cost Alternative to Being Alone at the Top

Mar 30, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
When Beth Savage became the owner of PQ Systems, the first thing she did was put together an outside board, she says in this video. “Why not have a board that is there for the sole reason of helping you and your team succeed?” says Beth.  Many...
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Successful Entrepreneurs Hear ‘That’s Not My Job’

Mar 23, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
  “There will always be 20 things that you're not doing,” says Srujal Sheth in this video featured on Forbes. Srujal is President and CEO of Vana Solutions, an information technology services company headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. “Either they go...
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Create the Legacy You Want With Succession Planning

Mar 16, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Tony Schroeder's last day at Choice One Engineering was going to be January 1, 2021. As the succession planning process began, that date started to move, as he describes in this video. Thanks in part to the company’s transparent culture, Tony was able...
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Working With Your Spouse? Practical Tips from Margie Blanchard

Mar 09, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“When it comes to going into business with your spouse, don’t let other people discourage you,” says Margie Blanchard, Ph.D, a business owner, management consultant and trainer, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and speaker. Margie is co-owner of The...
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Aileron Launches New High Performing Boards Program

Mar 07, 2017 8:00 AM by Aileron
Clay Mathile, Aileron’s Founder, has been pushing Joni Fedders, Aileron President, to “manage your board.” Mark Thompson, an Aileron Business Advisor, also says a version of this when talking with business owners about how to create and improve their...
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