Triple Crown Leadership

Triple Crown Leadership
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Building a better brand of leadership.

Seeking better ways 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. You’ll see the results in your bottom line and in worker engagement, and you will help create the kinds of teams and organizations we need in today’s world–ones with purpose and profit, innovation, and impact. Join us in creating a better brand of leadership.

-Bob and Gregg Vanourek

Who are we?

Bob and Gregg Vanourek walking down the street smallGregg Vanourek is a high-impact executive, leadership developer, and award-winning author training, teaching, and speaking internationally on leadership, entrepreneurship, and personal development. He has been a leader in market-leading startups and other ventures and has co-authored three books.

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 and Bob are co-authors of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations (a winner of the 2013 International Book Awards, and a book that has been called “the best book on leadership since Good to Great”). They are each available as keynote speakers and leadership workshop facilitators. They share actionable tools and new insights about leadership, values, culture, innovation, ethics, and leading self for top corporations, startups, social enterprises, 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, Spotify, Infosys, KIPP, Ashoka, and more. Bob and Gregg’s writing has been featured in/by Fast Company, American Management Association, Center for Creative Leadership, and more.

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Gregg was featured in a podcast on leading change and leading yourself by the MAD (Make a Difference) Group and featured in an interview by the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship in February 2019.

Gregg gave a TEDx talk at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in January 2019 on “Discover Mode: Finding Your Quest” and a leadership worksop for the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden. Gregg ran a Lab on “Designing Your Life: The Nexus between Good Work and Good Living” and another Lab on “Innovation Derailers: What Kills Innovation in Companies” for the Innovation Roundtable Summit 2018 (the world’s largest gathering of innovation executives in large firms) in Copenhagen in November 2018. He was also master of ceremonies for Innovation Night at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology hosted by THS Armada and gave a talk on “Innovation and the Future.”

Gregg led a “Designing Your Life” workshop in October 2018. He was featured in this August 2018 article on “The Six Pillars for Nurturing a Culture of Innovation” for his presentation at an Innovation Roundtable conference in Rome. Gregg was featured in summer 2018 by the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship for his facilitation of a workshop on entrepreneurial leadership.

In August 2018, Gregg gave a talk on leadership for EIT Digital in Stockholm. In July 2018, the San Francisco Review of Books reviewed Triple Crown Leadership. In June 2018, Bob read excerpts from his latest book, Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse, to about 50 executives at the Denver Advisory Board. In May 2018, Gregg gave a talk on “Leading Innovation through Culture and Values” and a workshop on innovation culture for the Innovation Roundtable at one of their conferences in Rome, Italy. He also facilitated an “Entrepreneurial Leadership” workshop.

In May 2018, Bob conducted half-day workshops in Vail, Colorado for three cohorts of Underwriters’ Laboratories “Global Leadership Program, with participants from around the world. In April 2018, Bob conducted a strategic planning workshop for the Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity in Evergreen, Colorado. In April 2018, Gregg was elected Chairman of the Board of SE Forum in Stockholm and led a leadership workshop for the Bioentrepreneurship Program at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

In March 2018, Gregg facilitated a Designing Your Life workshop for the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and led an innovation workshop for the Entrepreneurial Days conference in Stockholm. Bob was named to the Trust Council for Trust Across America-Trust Across the World, and he read excerpts from his book, Leadership Wisdom, at a Cor2Cor session. In January 2018, Bob gave a presentation on his book, Leadership Wisdom, for the Strategic Trusted Advisors Roundtable-Denver. In January 2018, Gregg led a leadership workshop for the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden mentoring program and facilitated an innovation workshop for the CEMUS sustainability program at Uppsala University. Bob spoke about “Building a High-Performance Team” to the Highlands Rescue Department.

Motivational Press published Bob Vanourek’s new book in May 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, click here.

For several years 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).

Most Popular Blogs:

* 10 Keys to Self-Leadership

* The Glorification of Busy

* Your Ego Is Not Your Amigo

* Your Leadership Mindset

* Culture: The Entrepreneur’s Blind Spot


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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