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The ROI of Investing in Your People

Jun 01, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“How can you not invest in people?” asks Mark Thompson, a Business Advisor at Aileron. “It’s your only difference,” he says in this video also featured on Forbes. Ed Eppley, Course for Presidents Facilitator at Aileron, agrees that high-performing...
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Why Sports Are a Weak Analogy for Business

May 25, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Although commonly used, sports are a weak analogy for thinking and talking about business. Mark Thompson, an Aileron Business Advisor, explains why a symphony is a better analogy for how we develop and support people in an organization. It’s More...
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Decrease Employee Turnover by Adding One Skill

May 18, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
How do you respond when you learn an employee has made a mistake? As a leader, are you more likely to advise her on what she should have done—or, do you take a moment and ask the employee, “What did you learn from that?”
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Aileron’s Board Shares What Is On Their Reading List

May 11, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
If you’re like us, you’re always looking for another book to add to your reading list. Here are 5 books recommended by Aileron’s Board of Trustees. 
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How To Overcome Common Family Business Challenges

May 04, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
You can get wrapped up in a lot of emotion when it comes to a family business. Here are 4 ways you can gain perspective and better manage your emotions in a family business setting.  
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3 Simple Ways to Design a Company Culture

Apr 27, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
In this video, Jim Sever, fifth generation business owner, shares how connecting the company’s core values to every day decision-making improved the bottom line for his $30M machinery moving, rigging, and crane rental company.    We sat down with Jay...
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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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