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How This Small Business Stopped The Finger Pointing

Jun 21, 2019 2:44 PM 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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Get Help, Give Help - Dayton’s Tornado Disaster Relief

Jun 04, 2019 8:32 AM by Aileron
Pictured here: Dayton Phoenix Group Aileron Community, Your friends and peers at Aileron are here to support you during many challenging times, including last week’s destructive storms that ripped across Dayton and caused widespread damage.
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Have You Defined What Your Business Doesn’t Do?

Apr 10, 2019 9:00 AM by Ed Eppley
A version of this post originally appeared on TheEppleyGroup.com. If you never say no, then your strategy is missing a crucial piece. Many businesses work hard to identify and serve a target customer. But knowing which kinds of customers you don’t...
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Inside Aileron: Lunch with our Founder, Clay Mathile

Feb 21, 2019 10:03 AM by Aileron
  Where are you headed? How will you get there? Why does that matter? It’s normal to wrestle with these questions. But where do you take them? For our team, there’s nothing quite like sitting down with our Founder, Clay Mathile. Here’s what Jennifer...
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How Interning at Aileron Made Me a More Conscious Leader

Feb 13, 2019 9:02 AM by Aileron
It can be really hard to see from another’s perspective. As a current senior at the University of Dayton as well as an intern at Aileron, my days are split between two different worlds. At times, it can feel impossible to understand my colleagues, my...
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Conscious Leadership at Home: How to Stay Curious, Cheerful, and Content

Jan 29, 2019 12:48 PM by Aileron
  We’ve all been there. You’re picking up pizza five minutes before your in-laws arrive for dinner because, with the week you had, you had time to either clean the house or cook—not both. Your son just mentioned he needs cupcakes for school tomorrow...
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You’re Not Alone: The Value of Asking for Help

Dec 19, 2018 3:36 PM by Aileron
  It can feel lonely at the top. You’re giving your all, but it doesn’t feel like enough. You’ve poured your heart into your work, and you love what you do. But you’re tired, too. When things get tough, who can you turn to? It feels like no one...
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How We Did More with Less: The Value of Systems Mapping

Dec 05, 2018 10:57 AM by Aileron
We’ve all been there—stuck. We’re running fast, doing more, but not seeing the results. We’re making a lot of motion but seeing little progress. Sound familiar? It takes courage to step away from the rut and take a look at the whole system in...
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