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Why You Should Stop Striving for Work-Life Balance

Jun 20, 2018 10:00 AM by Aileron
  Open up Forbes, head over to HBR, or scroll through Thrive Global, and you’ll see plenty of pieces discussing burnout. People are working long hours and neglecting their health. Workers are answering emails at 12 AM and skipping vacation. Employees...
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This Business Owner Only Hires People Smarter Than Him

May 10, 2018 10:00 AM by Aileron
When Travis Greenwood was nineteen, he learned a meaningful leadership lesson he still applies today as a small business owner. Travis was a sophomore in college, working as an intern at an association management firm. Each day, after work, he’d catch...
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Celebrating 10 Years On Campus

Apr 26, 2018 10:30 AM by Aileron
"Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years." (Bill Gates) In April of 2008, we opened our campus and began providing a place specifically designed for leaders to plan, think, and advance...
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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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