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Successful CEOs Envision Their Own Exit Strategy

Feb 02, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Leaders need to prepare for the future of their company. “If that company is part of your identity, why not do succession planning?”, asks Beth Savage, President of PQ Systems, in this video featured on Forbes. Beth was part of a team that built a...
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How Small Business Owners Can Increase Margins

Jan 26, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
When starting a business, making a profit was your initial goal, says Aileron Business Advisor Tony Collins in this video featured on Forbes.  When that goal is met, it feels like success for an organization. But Tony argues that although...
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Blending Your Marriage & Business Can Lead to Success

Jan 19, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“A few of the reasons you go into business with your spouse is because you have a common goal, you get to meet each other’s colleagues, and you get to celebrate each other's successes as well as the organization’s success,” says Margie Blanchard,...
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Empower Employees to Care About Your Company Performance

Jan 12, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
What if your employees could see behind the curtain of how the company is run? Tony Schroeder, as shown in this video, took this approach with surprising results. “They know every line item on all those financial statements have a story," and Tony...
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Family Business: How to Honor the First Generation While Creating the Next

Jan 05, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“I played in the company warehouse as a kid and worked in the office during the summers and throughout my high school years,” says Kim Stout, recalling how she grew up around the family business that she now works for, Coastal Pet Products Inc. The...
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Change a Word, Change the Energy

Dec 29, 2016 10:30 AM by Aileron
Language we use with others, and with ourselves, impacts how we approach and how we perceive every situation. We sat down with Aileron President, Joni Fedders, to talk about how we can consciously use word choices that help us reframe our thoughts and...
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Lessons from Margie Blanchard: Tips to Work With Your Spouse

Dec 22, 2016 10:30 AM by Aileron
If you work with your spouse, one thing is sure to happen: you’re going to see their strengths and capabilities up-close, shares Margie Blanchard, Ph.D, an accomplished management consultant and trainer, a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and a...
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How to Use Failure as Feedback

Dec 15, 2016 10:30 AM by Aileron
Wes Gipe, Founder of Agil IT, knows that rather than get upset or frustrated when failure occurs, it’s a chance to step back and get curious. In the video shown here, he tells the story of one of the first times he applied this way of thinking while...
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