Leadership Transition Success Stories

Read our ever-evolving collection of client success stories to hear testimonials from business owners who have been in your shoes.

Bridging the Mindset Gap: RetireMEDiQ | Aileron

Bridging the Leadership Gap

Doing the work of a CEO is one thing; feeling like a CEO is a whole different ballgame We hear that sentiment a lot at Aileron, especially from young leaders who are fresh in their roles. While imposter syndrome – the self-limiting belief that you’re not as capable as you are – can contribute to not feeling CEO-ready, other [ Read More ]

Creating a Smooth Transition: How Keith Smith Company Built a Succession Plan and Thriving Legacy | Aileron

Creating a Smooth Transition

After years of working in the family business, Jim Smith suddenly became CEO of Keith Smith Company, America’s largest independent producer and provider of broiler hatching eggs, in the early 1990s. Looking for support and guidance in his new leadership role, Jim eagerly connected with Aileron’s founder Clay Mathile through a mutual acquaintance and began his professional management journey – [ Read More ]

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast | HEAPY | Aileron

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Management consultant and author Peter Drucker is known for saying culture eats strategy for breakfast. Anyone who’s run a business can attest to the power culture has over all areas of the business. Underlying cultural struggles can make collaboration, recruitment and retention, and growth difficult or even impossible. Said differently, unless your culture is in working order, no strategy – [ Read More ]

Cheeseman Trucking | Aileron

Focusing on what Matters

Some of the greatest challenges a business owner faces can also feel like the loneliest — setting the direction for the business, navigating changes in the external environment, and preparing to leave the business to the next generation of leadership are emotionally, mentally daunting tasks. Which is why Aileron exists — to equip business owners and leaders with the [ Read More ]