Hi, I’m Jeff Hilimire. Father of five, CEO of Dragon Army, author of The 5-Day Turnaround, co-founder of 48in48, founder of 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!

How to find me:

I wrote The 5-Day Turnaround to help leaders embrace the habits of the world's most successful startup CEOs in order to grow faster and achieve their goals. Whether you're a team lead at a non-startup, the CEO of a small company, or anywhere in between, this book will help you become the leader you always wanted to be!

I share what I'm up to during the day - plus tips on leadership and doing good - on Instagram. It's kind of a day-in-the-life channel for me. Let's connect!

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FROM THE BLOG

Small talks now vs. BIG talks later

One of my leadership team members at Dragon Army likes to say, “Let’s have small talks now vs. BIG talks later.” Meaning, don’t wait until something is a big problem before discussing it and trying to work it out. The reference typically is in regards to our client relationships. We’re in technology, often times innovative…

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My tools to stay super productive

Do good, make an impact, and stay productive. Pretty good formula if you ask me :) That last bit – stay productive – is a tough one. With a million things coming at you every day, it’s hard to figure out how/what to prioritize, the best ways to stay organized, and how to keep motivated.…

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What would the best company in the world look like?

I was meeting with some friends recently and I shared with them that my hope is to build Dragon Army into the best company the world has ever seen. And I realize that the word best is very subjective in this case. There was a time when I thought a company like Apple, creating these…

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Lead with your heart

I was speaking at Leadercast last week on the topic of authentic leadership and building trusting teams. Leading up to the talk, I thought a lot about my views on those topics, and I kept coming back to the same theme: LEAD WITH YOUR HEART Leading with your heart means telling the truth. It means…

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Feeling tired and over-worked?

We all get to a point where we’re tired and exhausted. The grind, the hours, it adds up and we start complaining that we’re working too hard. Only, the number of hours you’re working usually isn’t the problem. In my life I’ve found that the times I’ve felt overworked, it’s not because I’m doing too…

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Build a longer table, not a higher fence

I saw that on a t-shirt recently. Like or share or comment if you agree. If you don’t, maybe unsubscribe from this blog, because that’s basically my entire world belief wrapped into a t-shirt slogan.