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  • 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

2022-03-17T09:49:07-04:00Community, 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 journey [ Read More ]

  • We’re out to unleash the power of professional management. Here’s how we’re hiring technology to help us do it. | Aileron

We’re out to unleash the power of professional management. Here’s how we’re hiring technology to help us do it.

2022-02-15T15:14:01-05:00Aileron News|

Like many organizations, Aileron has long understood that technology can and should play a role in our business. But what role? Technology can be hired to do an infinite number of things, but unless you know what you want technology to do for you, it’s difficult to know how to use it. That’s the question we’ve been chewing on [ Read More ]

  • Gaining Control: How Carlton Construction Turned Runaway Growth into Intentional Evolution | Aileron

Gaining Control: How Carlton Construction Turned Runaway Growth into Intentional Evolution 

2022-02-09T11:27:19-05:00Community, Leadership|

Growing revenue and growing the life you’ve dreamed of are common goals we hear from new founders and seasoned entrepreneurs alike. For Matt Carlton, CEO of Carlton Construction, growth was great – until it was outpacing what he could handle. In 2018, the company experienced the best revenue year in its history, having doubled revenue for two consecutive years. [ Read More ]

  • Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast | HEAPY | Aileron

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: How HEAPY Transformed Their Entire Business by Prioritizing Culture

2022-01-27T12:43:12-05:00Community, Culture, Leadership|

Management consultant and author Peter Drucker is known for saying culture eats strategy for breakfast. Anyone who’s run a business can attest to the power culture has over all areas of the business. Underlying cultural struggles can make collaboration, recruitment and retention, and growth difficult or even impossible. Said differently, unless your culture is in working order, no strategy [ Read More ]

  • What is Conscious Leadership?

What is Conscious Leadership?

2022-01-20T11:57:09-05:00Leadership|

Regardless of our title, status, age, or experience level, we’re all leaders. The question is not whether you lead, but how you lead. At Aileron, we believe the best way to lead is consciously. Conscious leadership is an approach to leading the self and others that emphasizes radical self-awareness, energetic responsibility, and a we > me mindset. Traditional vs. [ Read More ]

  • Bridging the Leadership Gap: RetireMEDiQ | Aileron

Bridging the Leadership Gap: How RetireMEDiQ’s Marisa O’Neill Navigated Stepping into the Shoes – and Mentality – of a CEO

2021-12-02T15:08:33-05:00Community, Leadership|

Doing the work of a CEO is one thing; feeling like a CEO is a whole different ballgame. We hear that sentiment a lot at Aileron, especially from young leaders who are fresh in their roles. While imposter syndrome – the self-limiting belief that you’re not as capable as you are – can contribute to not feeling CEO-ready, other [ 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 ]

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