• What is Systems Thinking? | Aileron

What is Systems Thinking?

2022-05-18T11:46:15-04:00Leadership, 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 lead your business well. We call this approach “systems thinking.” The Aileron definition of systems thinking is: the [ Read More ]

  • What is Professional Management? | Aileron

What is Professional Management, and What Can it Do for Me and My Organization?

2022-05-05T15:35:22-04:00Business Structure, Culture, 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 ]

  • Mapping the Way Forward: How The Hill Hear Better Clinic used Strategic Planning for Growth and Transition | Aileron

Mapping the Way Forward: How The Hill Hear Better Clinic used Strategic Planning for Growth and Transition

2022-04-06T16:37:54-04:00Community, Strategy|

Dr. Mike Hill founded The Hill Hear Better Clinic 35 years ago to improve quality of life for his patients. Armed with extensive audiology training, used equipment, and $6,000 in savings, Hill knew a lot about providing excellent patient care, but running a business wasn’t part of his formal training. “Caring for patients was my main priority, but [ Read More ]

  • 3 Insights Mailchimp's CEO Learned in Course for Presidents | Aileron

3 Insights Mailchimp’s CEO Learned in Course for Presidents

2021-11-29T10:20:34-05:00Aileron News, Culture, Feature, Leadership, Strategy|

Aileron sees business owners from all walks of life and all industries come through our doors. We’ve seen professional management transform $2M family-owned small businesses as well as $200M large corporations. Recently, Course for Presidents alumni and CEO of Mailchimp Ben Chestnut was featured in NPR’s How I Built This. During his conversation with Guy Raz, [ Read More ]

  • Financial Flashback: Looking Back at the Financial Forecast of 2020 | Aileron

Financial Flashback: Looking Back at the Financial Forecast of 2020

2021-02-03T10:36:57-05:00Aileron News, Business Structure, Culture, Leadership, Strategy, Uncategorized|

Thoughts from Lindsey Bahr, Director of Finance and Administration  Leveraging the power of transparency to release fear in uncertainty When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many of us were thrown into uncertain and stress-provoking situations. Those situations can stir up fearful and worrisome thoughts: Am I going to lose my job? Will there be enough cash to make it through [ 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 ]

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