Triple Crown Leadership

Triple Crown Leadership
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We need better leadership.

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

Who are we?

Gregg Vanourek is a high-impact executive, leadership developer, and award-winning author training and speaking internationally on leadership and life and work design. He has been a senior executive in a market-leading startup and co-authored three books, including Triple Crown Leadership (a winner of the International Book Awards) and LIFE Entrepreneurs (a manifesto for integrating life and work with purpose and passion). He helps people lead themselves, lead others, and lead change.

Bob Vanourek, now retired, is a five-time CEO with decades of experience leading NYSE companies, including turnarounds, and has been named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trust for several years. His latest book is Leadership Wisdom.

Gregg and Bob are co-authors of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations (a book called “the best book on leadership since Good to Great).

Triple Crown Leadership draws upon interviews with leaders in 61 organizations in 11 countries, including Google, Zappos, Mayo Clinic, eBay, Spotify, Ashoka, and more. Bob and Gregg’s writing has been featured in/by Fast Company, Center for Creative Leadership, American Management Association, and more.


Gregg gave a TEDx talk on leading self and life and career choices and traps (drawing on his book, LIFE Entrepreneurs).

In June, Gregg gave a virtual talk on “Triple Crown Leadership: Excellent, Ethical, Enduring” for the University of Denver Alumni and Career Development Office community. In May, Gregg gave a virtual talk on “Leadership and Resilience in a Crisis” for YSP-Young Sustainability Professionals in Sweden and spoke to the South Jeffco Business Alliance on “Personal Resilience and Self-Care in Hard Times.” He also gave a virtual talk on “Leading Self, Leading Others, and Leading Change” for H&M in Sweden and a virtual talk on “Authentic Leadership and Leading Self” for the University of Denver.

Gregg did a video interview with Bob Whipple from LeaderGrow on “Leading Self” and another video interview on “Triple Crown Leadership.” In April, Bob and Gregg were interviewed on the Cam & Otis Show podcast about leadership, crisis/turnaround leadership, and culture-building. Gregg gave a keynote talk on “Conscious Leadership and the Future of Business” for the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Denver and a virtual talk on “Designing Your Life and Work–And Avoiding Common Career Traps” for the University of Denver.

In February, Gregg led a “Designing Your Life” workshop for the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and gave a talk and workshop on “Conscious Leadership and Self-Care for Changemakers” for The Alliance Center and Conscious Capitalism Denver. Gregg was interviewed for the Unipreneurs Podcast as well as the The Cam and Otis Show podcast. In January, Gregg gave a keynote address on “LIFE Entrepreneurs: Crafting a Good Life with Good Work” for the Colorado Leadership Alliance, a program of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation.

In November, Gregg led a “Designing Your Life” workshop for the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. Gregg gave a talk on “Common Traps of Leading and Living” for the University of Colorado Denver Honors and Leadership Program and a talk on “Discover Mode” for the EDGE Program.

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Triple Crown Leadership was a winner of the International Book Awards. Bob was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW).

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