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True Versus Truth: How Successful Leaders Share Their Weaknesses

Jul 27, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
For years, Wes Gipe, founder of Agil IT, believed that successful leaders were always strong, always knew what to say, and always had all the answers. “As a business owner, and particularly one that hadn't been involved in a lot of other businesses...
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What Business School Isn’t Teaching You

Jul 20, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
We sat down with Ed Baker, author of The Symphony of Profound Knowledge, to talk about the motivation behind writing his latest book, including what he says was the most challenging and rewarding part of the process. See our last post on how Aileron...
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Term Limits For Your Advisory Board: Pros & Cons

Jul 13, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
How do you know when it’s time to add new members to your board? Tony Schroeder, CEO of Choice One Engineering, says it really comes down to how much value a board member is providing you, the business owner. (Tony is also a Business Advisor at Aileron
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How Can Employee Turnover Return Positive Results?

Jul 06, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Every business owner has something that’s kept them up at night. For Bernard Dalichau, President of Lavender Home Care Solutions, it was the thought of losing his employees. “I put so much effort into hiring them, and I put so much effort into...
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3 Ways to Empower Your People

Jun 29, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Leadership, excellent decision-making, and innovative ideas can come from anywhere in your company. “The wisdom of the decision has nothing to do with the power of the position," says Clay Mathile, Founder and Chairman at Aileron and Former CEO and...
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Are You Getting Stuck in This Entrepreneur Trap?

Jun 22, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“A good plan today is better than a perfect one tomorrow.” – General George Patton  Many entrepreneurs start their company wanting to build the perfect product or service for their customer. This is a big mistake and here's why. 
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How This Entrepreneur Turned a Setback Into Success

Jun 15, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
The morning of September 17, 2004 started like many other days for businessman and entrepreneur Barry Shore. At 55, Barry had just returned from a trip overseas with his 17-year old son. Barry is the Founder and CEO of and is a successful...
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What's Next For Your Business?

Jun 08, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Planning and setting direction for the future of your business is integral to professional management. As a result, succession planning and sustainability are a natural part of implementing the DOC model.  Even though many business owners/founders...
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