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  • Are You Feeling the Most Common Pains of Business Ownership? | Aileron

Are You Feeling the Most Common Pains of Business Ownership?

2024-02-19T11:10:57-05:00Business Structure, Leadership, Strategy|

At Aileron, we practice customer intimacy and frequently conduct customer research so we can design services and content that support our community of business owners. Part of our process involves completing the Strategyzer Value Proposition Canvas. This tool helps us more deeply understand business owners, the challenges they face, and the outcomes they’re after. Since we started collecting [ Read More ]

  • How a Vision Can Change Your Organization | Aileron

How a Vision Can Change Your Organization

2024-01-31T12:22:13-05:00Leadership, Strategy|

As Aileron’s community spends time and energy in January doing the meaningful work of vision-setting, it’s the perfect time to revisit your organizational vision and ensure it is providing the direction your organization and team need. When done well, a vision can have a monumental impact on the organization, its people, and the bottom line. Here’s how. A [ 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.

2024-01-19T09:08:38-05:00Business 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 ]

  • 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 ]

  • What is Systems Thinking? | Aileron

What is Systems Thinking?

2023-06-13T08:31:58-04:00Leadership, 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 [ 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?

2023-06-13T08:33:29-04:00Leadership, 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 ]

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