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Strategic Planning: Where Do You Start? (PODCAST)

Apr 12, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
Strategic planning is an ongoing process, so where do you start? In an interview with an Aileron Client, Martha Shaker, President of Concept Rehab, we discuss how to evolve your strategy and begin your strategic plan. 
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How to Make the Jump to a Management Role (PODCAST)

Mar 22, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
What has changed for Heather Brown—and the company she works for—since working with Aileron? Heather Brown, now a Production Manager for Ramco Electric Motors, answers that question and more in our latest podcast.
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How to Spot a Strategy

Mar 08, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
Most of us never think about the strategy a company has, we just know whether it appeals to us or not. But it’s not hard to identify what a given business’s strategy is. Consider the McDonald’s strategy. Their goal is to sell fast food to make money,...
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How This Small Business Stopped The Finger Pointing

Feb 22, 2018 10:30 AM 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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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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