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The Wisdom of the Decision Has Nothing to Do with the Power of the Position

Sep 28, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“There is a difference between positional authority in a company and pure leadership,” says Clay Mathile, Founder and Chairman at Aileron and Former CEO and owner of The Iams Company.  Leadership, excellent decision-making, and great ideas can come...
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Lessons from a Small Business Using a 32-Hour Work Week

Sep 21, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“We prioritize people over everything,” says Ben Callahan, President of Sparkbox, an Ohio-based company that designs and develops responsive websites and applications. 
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How a Small Business is Disrupting the Sales Process by Saying 'No'

Sep 14, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it,” says Simon Sinek.  Stacy Sheldon, Managing Partner at POMIET, agrees, saying that having clarity on POMIET’s why has helped their sales team attract more of their ideal type of customers. (POMIET...
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5 Ways To Build A Culture Of Ownership

Sep 07, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
One hot and humid Saturday morning at Tasty Catering, a supervisor, Steven, noticed one of his team members was loading Indiana-bound equipment onto a truck headed for Wisconsin. Seeing what would be a costly mistake, he yelled, “What is the matter...
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Tips to Help You Hire Successfully (Part 2)

Aug 31, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“Would I hire this person again today given the same circumstances?” Asking yourself this question as a business owner can uncover areas of opportunity with your hiring process. Jeff Annis, President at Advanced Services, Inc. asked himself that...
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Tips to Help You Hire Successfully (Part 1)

Aug 24, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Is it difficult for you to find and fill positions in your company? Or have you ever wished you had a better way of selecting a candidate who would fit your culture? Here we uncover 4 ways to improve how you hire. 1. Start with your company vision,...
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How to Measure What Matters As a Small Business

Aug 17, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Which scenario fits you? You have a steady stream of work coming into your organization but you’re still not sure if you're ready to hire. Cash flow is low, expenses are up, and you’re not sure why. You gave out bonuses but felt a bit uncertain while...
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An Open Culture By Design

Aug 10, 2017 12:15 PM by Aileron
“If you can’t communicate openly, with candor, how is collaboration even possible?” says Bob Johnston, CEO and chairman of the board of directors for Front Burner, the management company for The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. Bob's learned that there...
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