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A Low-Cost Alternative to Being Alone at the Top

Mar 30, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
When Beth Savage became the owner of PQ Systems, the first thing she did was put together an outside board, she says in this video. “Why not have a board that is there for the sole reason of helping you and your team succeed?” says Beth.  Many...
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Successful Entrepreneurs Hear ‘That’s Not My Job’

Mar 23, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
  “There will always be 20 things that you're not doing,” says Srujal Sheth in this video featured on Forbes. Srujal is President and CEO of Vana Solutions, an information technology services company headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. “Either they go...
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Create the Legacy You Want With Succession Planning

Mar 16, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Tony Schroeder's last day at Choice One Engineering was going to be January 1, 2021. As the succession planning process began, that date started to move, as he describes in this video. Thanks in part to the company’s transparent culture, Tony was able...
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Working With Your Spouse? Practical Tips from Margie Blanchard

Mar 09, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“When it comes to going into business with your spouse, don’t let other people discourage you,” says Margie Blanchard, Ph.D, a business owner, management consultant and trainer, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and speaker. Margie is co-owner of The...
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Aileron Launches New High Performing Boards Program

Mar 07, 2017 8:00 AM by Aileron
Clay Mathile, Aileron’s Founder, has been pushing Joni Fedders, Aileron President, to “manage your board.” Mark Thompson, an Aileron Business Advisor, also says a version of this when talking with business owners about how to create and improve their...
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Aileron Partners With Ed Baker to Challenge Traditional Management Practices

Mar 02, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
The Symphony of Profound Knowledge, written by Ed Baker, is a must-read book that expands upon Deming's theories and philosophies—many of which are commonly discussed and put into practice in professional management. The book, and what Dr. Deming...
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Lessons from Clay Mathile: Working with Your Board of Directors

Feb 23, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“When you are forming an outside board, you are seeking help from those who are in the giving stage. These leaders experience joy in giving back, and they feel honored to help.” –Clay Mathile, in Run Your Business, Don't Let It Run You In this post,...
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Are You Outgrowing Your Company Culture?

Feb 16, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“Whatever I do [within our culture], I need to be able to do it for 100 people,” says Srujal Sheth, President and CEO of Vana Solutions in this video featured on Forbes. It’s one of the lessons she’s learned in supporting her organization’s culture as...
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