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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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How Leaders In the Trenches Can Unleash the Power of Vision

Feb 09, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“Vision is a lot more than putting a plaque on the wall. A real vision is lived, not framed,” says Jesse Lyn Stoner, when asked about how leaders can inspire a shared vision. Jesse is founder of Seapoint Center, a company that works closely with...
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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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