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  • Learn with Aileron: The Seven Disciplines for Running a Thriving Small Business

Learn with Aileron: The Seven Disciplines for Running a Thriving Small Business

2024-04-17T08:42:05-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

America’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy; small businesses are responsible for 63% of new jobs in the last 25+ years, represent 99.9% of all businesses in America, and employ 46% of America’s private sector employees. It’s clear business owners and small business leaders have one of the most important roles in our society — and [ Read More ]

  • How Wolf's Ridge Brewing Grew the Organization’s Leadership Capabilities with Conscious Leadership | Aileron

How Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Grew the Organization’s Leadership Capabilities with Conscious Leadership

2024-04-11T08:52:35-04:00Culture, Leadership|

In the competitive world of craft breweries, crafting exceptional beer is table stakes. In order for microbreweries to compete with larger brands and survive for the long-term, they must also build a thriving business, grow a high-performing team, and nurture an intentional culture. Wolf's Ridge Brewing, a Columbus, Ohio-based craft brewery, had the beer part down; they came [ Read More ]

  • What is Founder’s Day? | Aileron

What is Founder’s Day?

2023-12-27T10:25:49-05:00Aileron News, Culture, Founder's Day, Leadership|

We're thrilled to announce our inaugural Founder's Day — a special time to honor the visionary leadership of our founder, Clay Mathile, and his enduring dream for Aileron. Each Janurary, we will intentionally use this time for our community — business owners, leaders, and advocates – to come together and collectively advance Clay's vision for Aileron. Founder's Day [ Read More ]

  • Designed for Business Owners and Teams: The Why Behind our Campus | Aileron

Designed for Business Owners and Teams: The Why Behind our Campus

2023-09-12T10:41:39-04:00Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance|

When you’re a business owner, you devote every day to developing and overseeing your company. In the day to day, you lead your business through challenges, projects, and problems—but how often do you have the chance to step away from working in the business so you can think about and work on the business instead? Aileron’s Campus [ Read More ]

  • Activating Professional Management: Unlock your Team’s Potential | Aileron

Activating Professional Management: Unlock your Team’s Potential

2023-09-12T10:41:54-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

As a business owner, you understand that running a business is a team sport and your team is your most valuable asset. Your team members are the people who turn your vision into a reality and help you grow your business. As you work to install professional management in your organization, Activating Professional Management can help you onboard [ Read More ]

  • Unleash Your Business Potential: The Transformed Course for Presidents | Aileron

Unleash Your Business Potential: The Transformed Course for Presidents

2023-07-25T11:14:43-04:00Aileron News, Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

Aileron’s flagship program, Course for Presidents®, teaches you fundamental skills to direct, operate, and control your business. Key areas of focus include leadership, strategy, people development, business structure, organizational performance, and culture. This in-person program offers a hands-on learning experience that's been transforming businesses for more than 25 years. We’re excited to share we’ve been enhancing and refining the [ Read More ]

  • Considering Course for Presidents? Here’s what to expect. | Aileron

Considering Course for Presidents? Here’s what to expect.

2024-06-28T11:25:54-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

Our Course for Presidents alumni have consistently told us over the years that this program is a life-changing experience for the private business owner. It delivers insight and knowledge from people who get it, and everyday tools that impact their professional and personal lives alike. But, taking two days away from your business to work on your business can [ Read More ]

  • The Culture Discipline: How Your Organization’s Culture Can Help Your Business Thrive | Aileron

The Culture Discipline: How Your Organization’s Culture Can Help Your Business Thrive

2023-03-01T11:52:20-05:00Culture, Leadership|

If you’re a business owner and entrepreneur, you know all about the importance of having a clear business structure and a well-defined strategy. Do you rank your workplace culture as equally important? Of the six disciplines in Aileron’s DOC System, Culture can seem the most nebulous. How do you manage it? What does it include? Why does it [ Read More ]

  • Making Our Strategic Priorities Visible with Strategy Rocks | Aileron

Living Professional Management: Making Our Strategic Priorities Visible with Strategy Rocks

2022-11-02T13:41:34-04:00Aileron News, Culture, Strategy|

At Aileron, we not only teach professional management, we live it. We believe the DOC System of Professional Management empowers organizations to thrive for the long-term – even our own. The next time you’re on campus, you might see one of our latest professional management techniques in action. You can learn more about how we’re making our strategic priorities [ Read More ]

  • Good for Business: How Choice One Leverages Professional Management for Growth and Employee Fulfillment | Aileron

Good for Business: How Choice One Leverages Professional Management for Growth and Employee Fulfillment

2022-07-29T10:41:58-04:00Culture, Leadership|

Since its founding in 1994, Choice One Engineering has been different from other places to work. Early on, Tony Schroeder and his four co-founders prioritized creating a personable, responsive, and fun environment where people were serious about results but not taking themselves too seriously. Like many entrepreneurs, they set out to build the company they wanted to work for [ 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 ]

  • Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast | HEAPY | Aileron

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: How HEAPY Transformed Their Entire Business by Prioritizing Culture

2022-03-31T14:54:54-04:00Community, Culture, Leadership|

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 ]

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