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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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What is Professional Management?

Jan 04, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
  In the video below a number of small business owners explain—in their own words—how professional management has helped their businesses. Professional management is something that can help you run your business, rather than letting it run you. It can...
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What's the Painful Problem Your Business Is Helping to Solve?

Dec 28, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Throughout my career, I’ve developed many products and services that were good, sometimes even great. But more times than I would like to admit, they never got noticed. Never got talked about. Never achieved the desired results. Why? Because they were...
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