Hi, I’m Jeff Hilimire. Father of five, CEO of Dragon Army, author of The 5-Day Turnaround and The Crisis Turnaround, co-founder and Board Chair of 48in48 and Ripples of Hope.

My purpose is to have an out-sized, positive impact on the world. Reach out if you want to help me with that!

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My two books, The 5-Day Turnaround and The Crisis Turnround, were written to help leaders embrace the habits of the world's most successful startup CEOs, and to learn to lead through a crisis, respectively. Whether you're a team lead at a non-startup, the CEO of a small company, or anywhere in between, these books will help you become the leader you always wanted to be!




7 questions with leadership coach, Katie Adkins

I’m so excited to get a chance to “interview” Katie Adkins on my blog. She was a teammate of mine at Engauge and also is a core member of the team at Ripples of Hope! I wanted to learn more about her journey to becoming a leadership coach and what she is focused on, and…

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A much needed pick-me-up

Remember how Ross would give the most depressing hi’s? That’s how I’ve felt over the last week. Here’s what happened. I’m in the middle of reading four non-fiction books. Two of them are set at the founding of our nation – Washington: A life and Alexander Hamilton – and two of them are set during the Civil Rights era…

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My humble thoughts on the Meaning of Life

I seem to be doing more deep thinking these days. Am I living a meaningful life? What are we here for? What am I here for? Seriously, the Post Office? In one of those times of reflecting, I flipped on the microphone and hit record. Below is the result, both video and podcast versions: I’d…

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I’ve had a podcast for about a month, and here’s what the data is telling me

I’ve found myself in the podcasting world for the first time, and I have to say…I kinda like it :) What led me here, if I’m really being introspective, is the feeling that most of the things that I write about on this blog – time management, building a great culture, leadership, etc. – aren’t…

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Everything I know about advisory boards

One of the best things we ever did at Spunlogic was to create an advisory board early on. (Never heard of my first company, Spunlogic? If not, you can check out the recent Spunmafia video series I’ve been doing with my co-founders.) On my most recent podcast, I talk to Blair Brady, CEO of WITH/agency,…

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Let the writing on book 3 begin

First world problem coming in 3…2…1… I was meant to be in Italy with my family right now – for the entire month of July. We had booked a small flat in the heart of Verona, a charming northern Italian town where, supposedly, Romeo and Juliet was meant to have taken place. COVID-19 had other…

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