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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 ]

  • 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 ]

  • Cheeseman Trucking | Aileron

Focusing on what Matters: How Cheeseman Trucking built a business — and a team — that thrives

2023-07-25T14:32:37-04:00Community, Leadership, People Development, Strategy|

Your Content Goes HereSome of the greatest challenges a business owner faces can also feel like the loneliest — setting the direction for the business, navigating changes in the external environment, and preparing to leave the business to the next generation of leadership are emotionally, mentally daunting tasks. Which is why Aileron exists — to equip business owners and leaders [ 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.

2024-02-23T11:15:20-05:00Business 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 ]

  • Dear Business Owner: Don’t Go It Alone | Aileron

Dear Business Owner: Don’t Go It Alone

2023-03-22T12:11:05-04:00Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development|

A commonly held limiting belief in the private business community is that business ownership is a lonely, solitary journey. We often hear people say, “being a president is an inherently isolating role,” or “if you really want something done right, you just have to do it yourself.” We disagree completely. In fact, we see more often that the [ Read More ]

  • Professional Management is a Team Sport | Aileron

Professional Management is a Team Sport

2023-01-17T09:21:58-05:00Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development|

If you’re familiar with Aileron and the DOC System, you’ve likely heard first-hand accounts of the power of professional management — or experienced it yourself in your own organization. (If you haven’t, start here.) Professional management can transform a business, empower sustainable growth, alleviate stress, and improve the lives of every person in your organization. But if professional [ 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 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 ]

  • Running Your Business Chess

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 ]

  • conscious conversations build bridges

Using Conscious Conversations to Build Understanding and Connection

2024-02-23T11:18:29-05:00Business 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 judgment, and intentionality to empower us to bring our best selves to every role, situation, and conversation. Conscious [ Read More ]

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