“My passion is to help you to build what you want to build.”
Jeffrey builds companies and develops leaders
An award-winning serial entrepreneur and recognized leadership thought-leader, Jeffrey develops and teaches the modern leadership and organizational methods necessary for businesses to succeed in this highly competitive new economy.
He is the creator of the Bigger Know Principles of Leadership and is the author of the upcoming book entitled the Organizational Trinity, which reveals the three previously hidden organizational dynamics which drive all performance in all organizations.
He has over 35 years of experience founding, building and transitioning multi-million dollar businesses. He was also the co-founder of a 21st century think tank where he focused upon developing the next generation of leadership methods designed for the multi-generational workforce and has built several non-profits and civic organizations. For the past decade Jeffrey has helped scores of small and medium sized businesses, and their leaders to develop the strategies; build the teams and address the challenges necessary to get their organizations prepared to maximize their performance and profitability.
In addition to his business background, he is also a dedicated student of spirituality with a focus upon the Taoist and Eck teachings as well as Native American tribal cultures. He is a trained energy healer and Reiki practitioner and has studied the ancient martial art of Ninjutsu.
A background rooted in innovation and business building
Jeffrey began his career in 1974 during the explosive entrepreneurial phase of the cable television industry. After seven years as a lineman, tower worker, and field engineer, he founded an engineering and construction firm and grew it to having operations in four states within 5 years.
In 1987, he left that industry and became a pioneering entrepreneur in the emerging telecommunications industry. His company, SyNet Inc., became a premier telecommunication integration firm in New England for over two decades. During that time Jeffrey also gained national prominence as a leader in creating legislation and regulations that both defined and licensed contractors of the newly forming industry.
Unwavering commitment to leadership and business growth
In 2005 he reinvented himself again when he started Capability Accelerators and co-founded New Commons. New Commons was a 21st century think tank where he focused his attention upon developing the new leadership and organizational models that provide the foundation for the work he does through Capability Accelerators.
His experience and commitment to business and civic entrepreneurship has not gone unnoticed. Three governors have appointed Jeffrey to both create and serve on statewide boards and councils focused on economic, workforce, and entrepreneurial development initiatives.
Fulfillment of a lifelong mission
In 2016, Jeffrey was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. This experience was wholly transformative as it deepened his ability to experience life and reinforced his commitment to work to develop future generations of leaders.
To manifest that vision, he the founded Leading with A.I.R.* initiative and the annual Leading with AIR conference. This effort is dedicated to bringing like-minded professionals of all generations together to improve our ability, as existing and/or emergent leaders, to become communicators, collaborators and facilitators as leaders.
This initiative is focused upon engaging individuals at all levels of development who want to improve the quality and consciousness of leadership in all areas of society.
For more information go to www.LeadingWithAIR.com
In 2018 Dr. Marc Cooper’s invited Jeff to become a co-founder of his international Seeking-Wisdom initiative. Seeking Wisdom’s mission is to bring more wisdom in many areas of life, politics and work in order to make a profound difference in today’s world.
For more information on this initiative go to Seeking-Wisdom.com
(A.I.R. is an acronym for *Authenticity, Integrity, and Respect)
“Never before has leading with Authenticity, Integrity, and Respect been more important to our companies, our communities, and our culture”
- Jeff Deckman
“As the CEO of a small business, I realized the importance of getting of early stage management counseling and leadership development if I wanted to grow. Jeffrey’s professionalism, strategic thinking and experience helped me unleash hidden capabilities already in my company and help me accelerate our growth.”
You cannot find anyone better person to help you than Jeff Deckman. His practical business advice and leadership development skills are outstanding. Over many years, Jeff is the only adviser that I have felt comfortable recommending.
Jeff is a natural facilitator and transformational leadership coach. With his insightfulness, guidance and encouragement, he was able to build a rapport with me that quickly turned into a trusted relationship. He taught me how to manage a difficult situation and led me to work toward a common goal, where we achieved a successful outcome for all. I admire Jeff and highly recommend him as a coach and mentor.”
Having worked with Jeff on projects for over 10 years there are two things that are critical to know. First, ANYTIME I have a vital business issue that requires I resolve complex or competing dynamics amongst key individuals or teams, I immediately call Jeff! Second, and I state this from many practical experiences working side-by-side, Jeff will ensure your people work more effectively together, achieving outcomes that they may not have thought were possible while also being mindful of C-Suite necessities – such as the impact on your bottom line.
I have worked with Jeff for over 20 years. He is one of the best strategic thinkers I have ever known. His ability to pinpoint the core issues, work viable and robust solutions around them and communicate effectively to all the stakeholders is invaluable to leaders challenged to succeed in today’s high stakes environments.
I have worked with Jeff on many occasions – and have always been impressed by his ability to quickly understand people. I have witnessed him use this skill, combined with his keen talent for organizational design and strategic thinking, to not only transform organizations but the people in them to maximize performance, morale and profits.