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  • 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 ]

  • Check the Pulse of Your Company Culture | Aileron

Check the Pulse of Your Company Culture With These Questions

2022-06-01T09:21:59-04:00Business Structure, Organizational Performance|

In SnackNation’s early years, CEO Sean Kelly was afraid of hearing raw and honest feedback from his team. “Even though I cared massively about what people were feeling, and how they felt the organization was serving them, I was a little bit scared to get feedback in the most open and vulnerable way,” says Sean. SnackNation delivers healthy snacks [ Read More ]

Run Your Business, Don’t Let it Run You

2022-03-31T14:58:14-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

Working long hours, not getting enough sleep, eating food based on what’s convenient, and missing out on time with your family… These and other stressors can be draining for a small business owner: physically, emotionally, and mentally. At times, it may even seem you have to keep sacrificing your health for the sake of your business. But health and [ Read More ]

Using Conscious Conversations to Build Understanding and Connection

2022-03-31T14:50:46-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

During times when it feels like difference is standing in the way of dialogue, lean into listening to better understand and communicate with each other.   At Aileron, we practice conscious leadership. It’s an approach to leadership that blends heightened awareness, suspended judgement, and intentionality to empower us to bring our best selves to every role, situation, and conversation. Conscious [ Read More ]

Community Learning: Results of the Responsible Restart Community Insights Survey

2022-03-31T14:50:18-04:00Culture, Organizational Performance|

Aileron  is  driven by our values of  community  and transparency.  Just like you, we’re processing the world around us as it  unfolds,  and  we are interested in how you are adjusting  to  the  new  safe business  practices.   We created a survey to learn how our community is adjusting to operating their businesses according to the re-entry guidelines. Our goal was to [ Read More ]

Reflections from Aileron’s Team

2022-12-01T08:15:33-05:00Aileron News, Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

June 1, 2020 The Next Normal: Reopening Aileron’s Campus Thoughts by Sara Wiggershaus, Client Services Manager Today Aileron is opening our doors (granted, in a much different, limited, and nuanced way) for the first time in more than two months. It’s a day we’ve been looking forward to for weeks, and one we’ve been planning for since we initially [ Read More ]

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

2022-03-31T14:51:32-04:00Aileron 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 they leave campus – myself included. Having spent over a year here as an intern, I’m not only leaving my Aileron experience with that can’t-quite-put-your-finger-on-it, magical feeling, but with a [ Read More ]

3 Questions to Ask When Evaluating New Opportunities

2022-07-08T09:57:05-04:00Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development, Strategy|

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 of one of your most valuable resources: time. Selecting the right opportunities to spend time on is critical for businesses of all sizes. Every opportunity – a public speaking engagement, a [ Read More ]

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