The Capstone for Executive Success

The Capstone for Executive Success is THE BOOK for top executives who want to master interpersonal effectiveness and produce greater results.

The Capstone for Executive Success

Cliff Eslinger author

Cliff Eslinger’s consulting is grounded in more than 40 years of experience working directly with senior executives in the areas of strategic planning, plan execution, executive assessment, and leadership development.

He has delivered over 200 public presentations on the attributes of business planning and executive managerial leadership. Cliff has developed more than 300 strategic business and marketing plans and has consulted with several hundred senior executives on their professional leadership development.

Cliff earned his Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in the Presidential/Key Executive Program, and received the Certified Business Communicator designation from the Business Marketing Association.

Available at the end of April.


Having worked personally with Cliff Eslinger over the past four years, I can tell readers that the content of this book will be an immense help in creating alignment of any management team. The understanding of self-awareness is critical to an individual’s and team’s success in a tough, aggressive, ever-changing business environment. I put this teaching alongside Patrick Lencioni’s books on building productive and effective executive teams.”
– Matt Mogas | President & CEO | MOGAS Industries, Inc.


Cliff has been an exceptional resource for both me personally and for my company. I have seen him transform C-suite leaders entrusted to his care by raising their self-awareness and positively influencing their ability to constructively engage in conflict while navigating corporate political hierarchies.  He does this by bettering the executive’s ability to actually know themselves and understand their personal motivations. This is life changing, both in and out of the office.”
– Lisa Shorb | Vice President of HR, IT, and Administration | Kinder Morgan


Cliff is a world-class executive consultant and a ‘scholar’ of human psychology and motivation. He’s not satisfied to operate at the superficial level of metrics and goals (although those are there, of course). He probes much more deeply and facilitates self-discovery of one’s background, personality, strengths, blind-spots, perception by others, and sense of internal purpose. Working with him is also having a confidant, a guide, and a friend who brings out the best in you. Thank you, Cliff!”
– Daniel Cotlar | Investor/Advisor | Former Chief Marketing Officer for Blinds.Com (Sold to Home Depot)


Cliff’s strategic planning and executive consulting has proven very helpful and assisted our company in profitably tripling our revenue. His methods and processes get to the most important subjects, without wasting our senior executives’ valuable time. It’s strategic planning and consulting, without the fluff many other consultants employ.”
– David E. Walstad | CEO | General Plastics & Composites, LP


Over the past 10+ years, Cliff has served as an advisor, mentor, and colleague. His ability to address big-picture challenges and make the action items and takeaways person-specific is truly an art.  He has helped me through trying situations by removing my self-inflicted emotional perspective and provided me with the tools to better handle future challenges while being a more effective business leader.”
– Todd Rimmer | Executive Managing Director/President | WG Consulting, LLC.


I had the opportunity to work with Cliff during my transition to President/CEO and found the approach in this book transformational! Never before had I been able to unlock why I reacted to things professionally and personally, and more importantly to learn to see the reaction coming and managing it.  This was the important final step in my journey to self-awareness and completely changed my executive presence for the better. Cliff’s perspective and insight on this subject are extraordinary.”
– John Barkhouse | President and CEO | NEWALTA