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Lessons from a Small Business Using a 32-Hour Work Week


“We prioritize people over everything,” says Ben Callahan, President of Sparkbox, an Ohio-based company that designs and develops responsive websites and applications. Ben says putting employees first is embedded in Sparkbox’s culture, and has been from the start. One of the most fundamental ways he nurtures talent and retains his leaders is by investing in the "whole person." Invest in [ Read More ]

An Open Culture By Design

2022-12-01T08:20:08-05:00Culture, Leadership|

“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 is great power in creating an environment where employees share their ideas, opinions, and can problem-solve together in a transparent way. "The Good, The [ Read More ]

3 Ways to Empower Your People


“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 owner of The Iams Company. When you train and empower everyone to make decisions that serve the company’s strategy, that's when innovation and problem-solving can happen regardless of someone's role within the company, says [ Read More ]

How Do You Show Vulnerability As a Leader?


“When there is trust, conflict becomes nothing but the pursuit of truth, an attempt to find the best possible answer.” –Patrick Lencioni Wes Gipe, founder of Agil IT, knows this quote all too well. At one point in time, Wes explains, “[we] had plenty of conflict, but we didn’t have very much trust, and so there's wasn't a lot [ Read More ]

Change a Word, Change the Energy


Language we use with others, and with ourselves, impacts how we approach and how we perceive every situation. We sat down with Aileron President, Joni Fedders, to talk about how we can consciously use word choices that help us reframe our thoughts and associated feelings, behaviors, and outcomes, to lead us to greater success. Being Mindful About Our Words Generally speaking, [ Read More ]

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