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  • Becoming a More Conscious Leader: Identifying What’s True and What’s the Truth | Aileron

Becoming a More Conscious Leader: Identifying What’s True and What’s the Truth

2022-11-22T08:04:44-05:00Leadership|

Have you ever heard the expression, “There’s his side, there’s her side, and then there’s the truth?” It can apply to almost any scenario rooted in conflict. Let’s see what that might look like in a workplace situation. Imagine that you’ve worked productively alongside a colleague for a long time. You’ve collaborated on projects and you make a great [ Read More ]

  • Becoming a More Conscious Leader: How to Suspend Judgment | Aileron

Becoming a More Conscious Leader: How to Suspend Judgment

2022-11-22T08:04:30-05:00Leadership|

Let’s say you’ve worked at a company for over a decade. You’ve progressed through the ranks, established expertise, and experienced the organization’s progress and development. Then, a member of executive leadership, who you greatly respect, announces their retirement. In due time, a new executive leader from outside the organization fills their role, and they introduce new policies and procedures. [ Read More ]

  • Becoming a More Conscious Leader: The Connection Between Our Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions | Aileron

Becoming a More Conscious Leader: The Connection Between Our Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions

2022-11-22T08:06:49-05:00Leadership|

Picture yourself at work: You’re in a conference room with a few colleagues brainstorming new ways to solve an ongoing issue for your organization. You feel confident in your idea, you pitch it to the group, and you’ve won everybody over – except for one person. They have a different approach, and they feel strongly about their idea, too. [ 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 ]

  • Do You Need Executive Coaching? | Aileron

Do You Need Executive Coaching?

2022-07-08T14:07:29-04:00Leadership|

There are many advisors and coaches who can help improve your leadership skills and grow your business, and when we’re asked to give a recommendation on what tools or courses will help someone grow, our simple answer is: it depends. Our more thorough answer starts with the end in mind. What are your desired outcomes? Does your current [ Read More ]

  • 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 Leadership Coaching? | Aileron

What is Leadership Coaching?

2022-05-31T15:42:01-04:00Leadership|

We believe we are all leaders. It’s not a question of whether you lead, but rather how you lead and what impact your leadership has on your team, your business, your personal life, and yourself. And while we are all leaders, we all may not have robust training in how to lead. It’s hard to clear the path [ Read More ]

  • What is Systems Thinking? | Aileron

What is Systems Thinking?

2022-05-27T15:50:33-04:00Leadership, Organizational Performance, Strategy|

Everything in a business – the people you hire, the vision you construct, the customers you serve, and more – is connected. Building a better understanding of the interrelated methods and processes at work is key to your ability to improve your business results. We call this approach “systems thinking.”The Aileron definition of systems thinking is: the belief that [ 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 ]

  • What is Strategic Planning? | Aileron

What is Strategic Planning?

2022-04-27T12:45:54-04:00Leadership, Strategy|

Running an online search for “strategic planning resources” will yield countless ideas for your business. But how do you know which of those results will deliver for you? What strategic planning tools best serve your needs? The answers to those questions depend on your specific situation. The “best” solution is the one that helps you create intentional, strategic [ Read More ]

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

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

2022-03-31T14:43:06-04:00Community, Leadership|

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 [ Read More ]

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