Bob is a dynamic and popular speaker and leadership author with a wealth of business and turnaround experience. He was recently named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by the Trust Across America network.
Bob has served as CEO of New York Stock Exchange companies during his thirty-year business career. As the former CEO, Bob guided Sensormatic (a $1 billion security company) and Recognition Equipment (a $250 million high-tech company) through successful turnarounds.
Bob has served as Group Vice President and Division President of two major divisions of Pitney Bowes and Vice President, General Manager of two divisions of Avery International.
Bob has led businesses and teams that have won numerous local, state, and national awards, including a state-level Malcolm Baldrige Quality Prize and the Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence (shortly after Bob left).
Bob is co-author of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations (McGraw-Hill), a 2012 USA Best Book Awards finalist. His writing has been featured in or reviewed by Fast Company, American Management Association, Center for Creative Leadership, Leader to Leader, Leadership Excellence, CNBC Bullish on Books, Investor’s Business Daily, and more.
Bob has taught leadership at the University of Denver and Colorado Mountain College and is Chairman Emeritus of the Vail Leadership Institute. Bob has served on the boards of and consults with numerous businesses and community organizations. He is a Baker Scholar graduate of the Harvard Business School, a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, and served as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Bob and his wife, June, live in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where they won the Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service.
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View Bob Vanourek Speaking Bio (including speaking topics and more).
Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations (McGraw-Hill, a 2012 USA Best Book Awards finalist), co-authored with Gregg Vanourek.
“Servant Leadership and the Future,” Larry Spears, editor, Reflections on Leadership, John Wiley & Sons, 1995.
“A Call for Values-Based Leadership,” James O’Toole and Don Mayer, editors, Good Business: Exercising Effective and Ethical Leadership, Routledge, 2009.
Today we see too many leadership failures, too many leadership breakdowns and scandals. We need leadership that can build excellent, ethical, and enduring organizations. We need triple crown leadership.
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