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3 Ways to Empower Your People

Jun 29, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Leadership, excellent decision-making, and innovative ideas can come from anywhere in your company. “The wisdom of the decision has nothing to do with the power of the position," says Clay Mathile, Founder and Chairman at Aileron and Former CEO and...
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Are You Getting Stuck in This Entrepreneur Trap?

Jun 22, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“A good plan today is better than a perfect one tomorrow.” – General George Patton  Many entrepreneurs start their company wanting to build the perfect product or service for their customer. This is a big mistake and here's why. 
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How This Entrepreneur Turned a Setback Into Success

Jun 15, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
The morning of September 17, 2004 started like many other days for businessman and entrepreneur Barry Shore. At 55, Barry had just returned from a trip overseas with his 17-year old son. Barry is the Founder and CEO of and is a successful...
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What's Next For Your Business?

Jun 08, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Planning and setting direction for the future of your business is integral to professional management. As a result, succession planning and sustainability are a natural part of implementing the DOC model.  Even though many business owners/founders...
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The ROI of Investing in Your People

Jun 01, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“How can you not invest in people?” asks Mark Thompson, a Business Advisor at Aileron. “It’s your only difference,” he says in this video also featured on Forbes. Ed Eppley, Course for Presidents Facilitator at Aileron, agrees that high-performing...
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Why Sports Are a Weak Analogy for Business

May 25, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Although commonly used, sports are a weak analogy for thinking and talking about business. Mark Thompson, an Aileron Business Advisor, explains why a symphony is a better analogy for how we develop and support people in an organization. It’s More...
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Decrease Employee Turnover by Adding One Skill

May 18, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
How do you respond when you learn an employee has made a mistake? As a leader, are you more likely to advise her on what she should have done—or, do you take a moment and ask the employee, “What did you learn from that?”
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Aileron’s Board Shares What Is On Their Reading List

May 11, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
If you’re like us, you’re always looking for another book to add to your reading list. Here are 5 books recommended by Aileron’s Board of Trustees. 
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