Hi, I’m Jeff Hilimire. Father of five, CEO of Dragon Army, author of The 5-Day Turnaround and The Crisis Turnaround, and co-founder of 48in48Ripples of Hope, and The A Pledge.

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!




This may be the most controversial post I make in 2021

Do you have those tomatoes ready to hurl at me? Get ready… I really admire Tom Brady. Look, it’s not because he’s the winningest winner that ever winned. And definitely not because some people think he’s super handsome (personally, I don’t see it 🤥).  It’s because he was never supposed to be this good. The…

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My favorite life hack: Forced Accountability

44,292 words. That’s the length of the first draft of my third book. I started writing it on January 6th, and I finished it this past Thursday, February 4th.  Early each morning, usually around 6 or 6:30 a.m., I sat down to write. My goal was to write between 1,000 and 2,000 words each session….

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You’re not being strategic until you say no

So we made it to February. Who’s with me on just pretending that this is the start of the new year? :) In my last update, I shared one of the best days I’ve had in a long time, and a major part of that was Frank Fernandez (CEO of the Community Foundation) speaking to the Ripples cohort.  The thing that…

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How I’m changing my goal-setting routine for 2021

If you know me at all, then you know I’m a goal-oriented person. I pick something to go after, and then relentless pursuit begins.  But this year I’m thinking of things a little differently. I’m focusing a bit more on the journey. The steps to achieve the goals, and experience of going after them. Maybe…

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Fired up! Ready to go!

2021 is going to be the year we all need…I can feel it! If I could bottle up the Apple TV+ show, Ted Lasso (the best show on TV right now), I’d sprinkle it over the upcoming 365 days, adding a pinch of positivity here, some much-needed optimism there, and a handful of “BELIEVE!” on…

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My 7 Keys to Success

Here is a 6-minute podcast I recorded on the seven things that have helped me the most in terms of success in life and business. I hope some of these can be helpful, and please share what some of your keys to success would be!

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