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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 ]

  • 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 ]

  • How to Make Every Conversation a Powerful One | Aileron

How to Make Every Conversation a Powerful One

2021-08-10T09:20:08-04:00Culture, Leadership, People Development|

Thoughts from Aileron Business Advisor Wes Gipe  The average person says approximately 16,000 words per day. That’s an average of 3 hours per day spent talking. To put this in perspective, every two days, we speak enough words to write a long novel.  How much of those three hours per day is spoken with true intent?  One of my favorite workshops to facilitate is Leading [ 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

2020-12-22T09:36:01-05:00Business 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

2020-06-15T11:46:32-04:00Business 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 ]

The Next Normal: Reopening Aileron’s Campus

2021-02-04T15:30:28-05:00Aileron News, Culture|

June 1, 2020 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 closed our building back in March. [ Read More ]

Community Learning: Results of the Responsible Restart Community Insights Survey

2020-05-26T08:01:27-04:00Culture, 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 ]

Creating a “We” Culture During COVID-19


April 29, 2020 Thoughts by Kristen Rhoads, People Engagement Manager If you play a hand in leading culture development for your organization, you may also be feeling like this time is one of the most dynamic, interesting, and some days, terrifying times in your career. On any given day, I myself have felt a mix of all of those [ Read More ]

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