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How to Become the Leader Your Employees Need

Nov 15, 2018 7:53 AM by David Hamilton
  Without positive, self-aware, life-giving leaders, organizations and employees fail to flourish. Effective leaders create healthier, more productive employees, reducing burnout, anxiety, sick leave, and stress. And with 52.3% of employees reporting...
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Five Steps to Escaping the Gap Trap

Oct 31, 2018 8:58 AM by Ed Eppley
 A version of this post originally appeared on If you're a manager working overtime to make up for your team's shortcomings, you probably don't have time to help your employees improve their own skills. You know that half a...
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How Annual Performance Reviews Sabotaged Our Culture

Oct 25, 2018 8:00 AM by Nicole Luisi
In our complex world, it's the unintended consequences that hurt us—not the intended ones. This was the clear and painful story when our organization still conducted annual performance reviews. Our reason for doing them seemed innocent enough: we...
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Five Strategies to Reduce Your Stress in the Workplace

Sep 25, 2018 11:12 AM by Aileron
No matter how much we love our jobs, we all get overwhelmed at work. A recent survey by the American Psychological Association indicated 65 percent of Americans state work is a main source of daily stress—while only 37% of us know how to manage it. ...
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Behind Summit: A Chat With Nicole Luisi

Jun 29, 2018 1:02 PM by Aileron
Aileron’s Director of Research & Development, Nicole Luisi, shares the beginnings of Summit, why she’s passionate about the conference, and how it helps her find harmony in her everyday work.
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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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