Bill Jeffries, President & CEO
William C. Jeffries is an international consultant and master teacher who specializes in human and organizational behavior. He has been a soldier, scholar, university professor, editor, business leader, and trusted personal coach for prominent leaders around the world. Currently, as the President of Executive Strategies International, Inc., he leads a diverse team of consultants with interdisciplinary backgrounds that bring global perspectives to the workplace of the future. His undergraduate studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point were in engineering and management, his post-graduate work in Germany was in nuclear engineering, and his graduate work at Duke University was in language, literature, and values. His clientele includes a Who’s Who of Fortune 500 Companies, professional athletes, senior business leaders, military leaders, and political leaders in forty-three countries. His international consulting company, Executive Strategies International, coaches and provides team building, diversity, negotiation skills, strategic planning, career transitioning, culture change, and innovation training around the world for over 80 of the Fortune 500 Companies.
Recently, Bill and his company were awarded the prestigious “Keeping America Strong” Award by William Shatner and Admiral Kevin Delaney, on Shatner’s Keeping America Strong Cable TV Special, for being the organization most responsible for helping American business recover from the effects of 911.
Bill has written on subjects as diverse as New Business Development, Business High Performance, Organizational Change, Russian Literature, Human Ethnology, War and Morality, Poetry, Professional Ethics, English composition, Psychological Type, and the Development of High Performance Teams. His book entitled, Still True To Type is widely used in several countries as an organizational leader’s guide to personality diversity, and his book, Taming the Scorpion: Preparing Business for the Third Millennium, is used by several companies as a leader’s guide to developing High Performance Organizations. The profiles of leadership styles available in his Profiles of the Sixteen Personality Types have been hailed as the best portraits available on Jungian personality styles. His latest book, Hannibal, Hummers, and Hot Air Balloons: High Performance Strategies for Tough Times, lays out a strategy for creating high performance during times of tremendous business change and transition, and his landmark book, Culture and High Performance focuses on creating a world-class organizational culture. His novel, Trap Door to the Dark Side, is a thoroughly Jungian fictional memoir, set in the secret war in Laos and Vietnam in the 1960’s, his novel, Spirit of the Oryx, is a high tech spy novel set in the Arabian Gulf and Virginia during the first year of the Obama Presidency, and his latest novel, Concord, is a novel of political and ethical corruption.
Bill also spent twenty-four years in the United States Army, serving in several countries, including Germany, Vietnam, Greece, and the United States as a commander, military advisor, joint staff officer, and military scholar. For six years, he was a permanent associate professor at West Point teaching writing and professional ethics, and for six years served as a seminar leader and Professor or Ethics at the Armed Forces Staff College, part of the U. S. War College system. There his duties included teaching Joint Operations and working with managers from 26 federal agencies and military and political leaders from 42 countries to understand combined military operations, strategic planning, the weapons acquisition process, the need for inter-service planning, political collaboration and international team work.
Currently, in addition to his international consulting and executive coaching activities, Bill teaches in the graduate business schools of several prominent universities including Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, The University of Pittsburgh, and the universities of Education City in Qatar. For 11 years he was the most acclaimed lecturer at The Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and for over 24 years has been the most highly rated speaker in Carnegie Mellon’s Executive Education programs.
Bill is affiliated with several scholarly and professional organizations including The American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, The Association of Psychological Type (where he is the Interest Area Coordinator—the “Go to” expert on Management and OD), The Association for the Management of Organizational Design, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, America’s Promise, The Martin Luther King House, and The Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics.
Bill currently lives in Zionsville, Indiana, USA, with his wife and son, where he coaches Pop Warner Football in the fall and baseball in the spring. In the winter, they live in Park City, Utah, and can all be found skiing the deep powder of the Wasatch Mountains.