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  • The Second Generation: How Family-Owned All Service Glass Transitioned into a New Era, Consciously | Aileron

The Second Generation: How Family-Owned All Service Glass Transitioned into a New Era, Consciously

2022-07-06T12:29:41-04:00Community, Leadership, People Development|

Eric Wiechart, President Chairman of the family-owned All Service Glass company in Lima, Ohio, became part of the Aileron community almost 10 years ago when he attended Course for Presidents. At the end of the session, he took the opportunity to ask Aileron Founder Clay Mathile a question — and Clay’s response, he said, shook him to the core. [ Read More ]

  • What is Professional Management? | Aileron

What is Professional Management, and What Can it Do for Me and My Organization?

2022-06-28T13:51:36-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Feature, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

If you’ve spent more than a few minutes with an Aileron coach or community member, you’ve likely heard about professional management and how it can help you lead with confidence to build a sustainable, thriving organization. We define professional management as a systematic way to run a business. Specifically, we use the Aileron DOC System of Professional Management [ Read More ]

  • How to Make Every Conversation a Powerful One | Aileron

How to Make Every Conversation a Powerful One

2021-08-10T09:20:08-04:00Culture, Leadership, People Development|

Thoughts from Aileron Business Advisor Wes Gipe  The average person says approximately 16,000 words per day. That’s an average of 3 hours per day spent talking. To put this in perspective, every two days, we speak enough words to write a long novel.  How much of those three hours per day is spoken with true intent?  One of my favorite workshops to facilitate is Leading [ Read More ]

Run Your Business, Don’t Let it Run You

2022-03-31T14:58:14-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

Working long hours, not getting enough sleep, eating food based on what’s convenient, and missing out on time with your family… These and other stressors can be draining for a small business owner: physically, emotionally, and mentally. At times, it may even seem you have to keep sacrificing your health for the sake of your business. But health and [ Read More ]

Using Conscious Conversations to Build Understanding and Connection

2022-03-31T14:50:46-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

During times when it feels like difference is standing in the way of dialogue, lean into listening to better understand and communicate with each other.   At Aileron, we practice conscious leadership. It’s an approach to leadership that blends heightened awareness, suspended judgement, and intentionality to empower us to bring our best selves to every role, situation, and conversation. Conscious [ Read More ]

Reflections from Aileron’s Team

2020-05-30T13:51:42-04:00Aileron News, Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

June 1, 2020 The Next Normal: Reopening Aileron’s Campus Thoughts by Sara Wiggershaus, Client Services Manager Today Aileron is opening our doors (granted, in a much different, limited, and nuanced way) for the first time in more than two months. It’s a day we’ve been looking forward to for weeks, and one we’ve been planning for since we initially [ Read More ]

Shifting My Perspective: How My Aileron Internship Taught Me to Love the Process, Not the Destination

2022-03-31T14:51:32-04:00Aileron News, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development|

Aileron is a very unique place. Whether it’s the people, the campus or just the mission we live by, there’s something here that gives people a certain feeling when they leave campus – myself included. Having spent over a year here as an intern, I’m not only leaving my Aileron experience with that can’t-quite-put-your-finger-on-it, magical feeling, but with a [ Read More ]

3 Questions to Ask When Evaluating New Opportunities

2022-07-08T09:57:05-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

You and your team likely don’t have a shortage of ideas; in fact, if you’re like most entrepreneurs, you struggle with idea overwhelm, which can lead to a shortage of one of your most valuable resources: time. Selecting the right opportunities to spend time on is critical for businesses of all sizes. Every opportunity – a public speaking engagement, a [ Read More ]

  • Have You Defined What Your Business Doesn’t Do? | Aileron

Have You Defined What Your Business Doesn’t Do?

2022-06-06T14:36:50-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

If you never say no, then your strategy is missing a crucial piece. Many businesses work hard to identify and serve a target customer. But knowing which kinds of customers you don’t serve should also be part of your overall strategy. Challenge yourself to answer these questions: When was the last time you gave up a short-term win [ Read More ]

Inside Aileron: Lunch With Our Founder, Clay Mathile

2019-08-06T10:55:29-04:00Leadership, People Development|

Where are you headed? How will you get there? Why does that matter? It’s normal to wrestle with these questions. But where do you take them? For our team, there’s nothing quite like sitting down with our Founder, Clay Mathile. Here’s what Jennifer Rohren (Marketing Coordinator), Dave Dunaway (Business Advisor), and Ashley Mercs (Intern) learned from a recent lunch [ Read More ]

You’re Not Alone: The Value of Asking for Help

2022-03-31T14:51:58-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

It can feel lonely at the top. You’re giving your all, but it doesn’t feel like enough. You’ve poured your heart into your work, and you love what you do. But you’re tired, too. When things get tough, who can you turn to? It feels like no one understands what you’re going through. Recently, we sat down with Aileron [ Read More ]

Five Steps to Escaping the Gap Trap

2019-09-03T15:58:44-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

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 manager's job is people development, but you just don't have the time. I wrote earlier about the dangers of being caught in the Gap Trap. You seem to [ Read More ]

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