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Reflections from Aileron’s President

2020-03-30T08:51:35-04:00Aileron News, Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

March 30, 2020 Redefining Flexibility Thoughts by Joni Fedders, President of Aileron It seems like reality is setting in for many of us in week two of quarantine. [...]

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

2020-03-09T09:21:05-04:00Aileron 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 [...]

3 Questions to Ask When Evaluating New Opportunities

2020-01-27T11:42:56-05:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Have You Defined What Your Business Doesn’t Do?

2019-09-03T15:31:56-04:00Business 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 c [...]

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

2019-09-03T15:56:20-04:00Business 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’ [...]

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 kno [...]

Behind Summit: A Chat With Nicole Luisi

2019-09-03T16:00:29-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

Aileron’s Director of Research & Development, Nicole Luisi, shares the beginnings of Summit, why she’s passionate about the conference, and how it helps her fi [...]

Why You Should Stop Striving for Work-Life Balance

2019-09-03T16:01:14-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

Open up Forbes, head over to HBR, or scroll through Thrive Global, and you’ll see plenty of pieces discussing burnout. People are working long hours and neglecting [...]

Business Owner Only Hires People Smarter than Him

2019-10-30T08:01:21-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

When Travis Greenwood was nineteen, he learned a meaningful leadership lesson he still applies today as a small business owner. Travis was a sophomore in college, [...]

This Is How You Can Make Everyone’s Job Better

2020-01-15T12:06:43-05:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

Team members at Solid Blend Technologies had a unified vision, but gaps in the company’s operations were starting to show. Solid Blend Technologies is a Dayton-bas [...]

2 Key Ways to Let the Customer Lead You to New Ideas

2020-01-15T12:06:07-05:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

Several years ago, a customer came to Promotional Spring asking for point of purchase signage. (Promotional Spring is a company that creates experiences and soluti [...]

What is Professional Management?

2019-07-25T16:06:38-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

In the video below a number of small business owners explain—in their own words—how professional management has helped their businesses. Professional management is [...]