About The Work

Turning Human Capital into Financial Capital

All of my consulting and leadership development work centers around maximizing the power of hidden pools of human capital to meet the performance demands of the 21st century. Today, management, at all levels, must cultivate a deep understanding of how organizations truly work and adapt to the increased complexity of leading today’s multi-generational workforce if they want to compete and remain profitable.

To address that, I spent the past 15 years creating a powerful new lens through which to view and engage organizations. I have also developed a companion leadership methodology, that gives management at all levels new tools that significantly increase the engagement, performance and accountability levels of today’s multi-generational workforce.

The new lens referred to as the “Organizational Trinity” identifies three dominant forces which operate secretly behind the Org Chart. These forces are responsible for how much work gets done when it gets done, how well it gets done and by whom. These forces are tribes, knowledge networks and cultures.

The new leadership system, called The Bigger Know Principles of Leadership, is based on the premise that “You know what you know. They know what they know. And together, we have a Bigger Know.” This groundbreaking leadership system taps into both the collective genius and energies of the workforce by replacing the outdated top-down, command and control leadership methods, with those that use collaboration, communication, and facilitation to mobilize and monetize your human capital.

By learning how to use aspects of the Bigger Know Principles of Leadership to unleash and leverage the power of the Organizational Trinity you not only reveal hidden pools of human capital but you are better able to focus them to maximize performance, morale and the profits that naturally follow.

Jeffrey’s customized programs combine The Bigger Know Principles of Leadership, the power of the “Organizational Trinity” and three decades of experience as an entrepreneur and consultant, to help clients develop real-world solutions that solve challenges, energize their workforce and achieve peak performance and profitability.

For more information on or to get a free, no obligation, 30-minute “Slice of Advice” consultation email him at JeffreyDeckman@gmail.com or contact him at 401-862-6454.

The Leading with AIR initiative is focused on engaging individuals at all levels of development who want to improve the quality and consciousness of leadership in all areas of society. It held its first annual conference in October 2017. The 2nd annual Leading with AIR Conference was in September 2018.

“Never before has leading with Authenticity, Integrity, and Respect been more important to our companies, our communities, and our culture”

- Jeff Deckman

Oscar Mejias

“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.”

Oscar Mejias

CEO BETECH, Inc., President RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Jack Beauregard

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.

Jack Beauregard

Founder, CEO of Successful Transition Planning Institute
Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz

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.”

Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz

CEO, Author, Board Member and Speaker
Todd Grant

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.

Todd Grant

President, Squad Locker - Entrepreneur
Patricia Morgan

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.

Patricia Morgan

Rhode Island House Minority Leader
Paul Latham

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.

Paul Latham

Principal, HaydenRock, Solutions

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