Triple Crown Leadership

Triple Crown Leadership
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Building a better brand of leadership.


Seeking a better way to lead? Here you will find advanced leadership practices for building “excellent, ethical, and enduring” organizations: the triple crown of leadership. Implement our five advanced leadership practices in your organization. You’ll see the results in the engagement of your colleagues and your bottom line. Join us in creating a better brand of leadership.

-Bob and Gregg Vanourek

Who are we?

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Bob Vanourek is a five-time CEO with decades of experience leading NYSE companies, including ethical and financial turnarounds, and has been named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trust for four years in a row.

Gregg Vanourek is an entrepreneurial thought leader, speaker, and author. He has co-authored three books and has been a leader in market-leading startups and other ventures. He conducts speaking engagements and training programs worldwide, and teaches at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, and Stockholm Business School.

Bob and Gregg are co-authors of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations (a winner of the 2013 International Book Awards, business: general). Bob and Gregg are each available as keynote speakers and leadership workshop facilitators. They share actionable tools and new insights about leadership, team-building, values, culture, and engagement for top corporations, startups, associations, non-profits, and other organizations worldwide.

Triple Crown Leadership draws upon their interviews with leaders in 61 organizations in 11 countries, including Google, Zappos, Mayo Clinic, eBay, KIPP, Ashoka, and more. Stephen R. Covey, Stephen M. R. Covey, Bill George, Dan Pink, Barry Posner, and others have endorsed the book. Bob and Gregg’s writing has been featured in/by Fast Company, American Management Association, Center for Creative Leadership, and more.

News Alerts: 

Motivational Press will publish Bob Vanourek’s next book on May 3, 2016. Titled Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse, this unique book cites over 60 poems and prose passages with leadership messages and practical applications from Bob. For details (press release) click here. Bob was on a panel regarding leadership and business ethics. Listen to the recording online here: Connections with Evan Dawson (March 2016). Bob recorded a 5-minute podcast based on his new book, Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse.

Listen to this interview of Bob by Justin Mendez on his new book, Leadership Wisdom, for the Breakthrough Academy podcast (35 minutes, April 2016).

Gregg Vanourek moderated the Human Centered Business Index 2016 event at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm in March 2016 in conjunction with Lumen Behavior, the KTH Center of the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, and Stockholm Business School Executive Education.

For the fourth year in a row, Bob Vanourek has been named one of the “Top Thought Leaders in Trust” by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW). The Top Thought leaders are selected by an independent panel of judges. The 2016 list includes some impressive names including: Patricia Aburdene, Ken Blanchard, Doug Conant, Stephen M.R. Covey, Richard Edelman, Bill George, Marshall Goldsmith, Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner, Howard Schultz, and Robert Whipple. The full 2016 list of Top Thought Leaders in Trust is revealed in the Winter Issue of TAA’s Trust magazine.

Gregg was featured in leading publications in Sweden recently: “Locka Talanger Genom att Svarapå Dessa Fem Frågor”, February 8, 2016; “Så Blir Du En Bättre Ledare,” Dagens Industri, December 28, 2015 (in Swedish). He also wrote a section in the new book, Insights: Reflections from Yale’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs (by Chris LoPresti).

Most Popular Blogs:

* The 3 Questions Asked of Every Leader

* The Glorification of Busy

* 10 Leadership Myths and Half-Truths

* Your Ego Is Not Your Amigo

* Ethical Decision-Making: Simple Tests

* Your Leadership Mindset

* Culture: The Entrepreneur’s Blind Spot


Featured Videos:

Bob Vanourek RMAC Leadership Jam

Recent Blogs:

* 52 Trust-Building Ideas

* Boards and Trust

* Helping People Soar

* A Leadership Lightning Bolt

* Why Do You Want to Lead?



Triple Crown Leadership is a winner of the 2013 International Book Awards (“business: general”). Bob Vanourek was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trust for four years in a row (2013-2016) by Trust Across America-Trust Across the World.

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