Triple Crown Leadership

Triple Crown Leadership

Bob Vanourek Speaking Topics

Bob shares insights from his books, Leadership Wisdom and Triple Crown Leadership (co-authored with Gregg Vanourek)–and from his deep leadership experience as a five-time CEO, including of NYSE companies and brutal turnarounds. Bob changes hearts and minds about leadership.

Leadership Wisdom. Using passages from his newest book, Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse (2016), this inspirational and interactive session will help you and your colleagues take their leadership to new levels. Quoting master authors and leaders covering over 2500 years, this session plumbs the wisdom of the ages on three essential topics: how to lead yourself well, how to lead others effectively, and how to leave a lasting leadership legacy. Available as a one-hour session or a four-hour workshop.

Leadership speaker, Bob Vanourek on Triple Crown Leadership

Building Your High-Performance Team: Five Proven Practices for a Triple Crown Performance. How do you consistently win the big races? Bob shares practical, proven ways to go from “passable” to “exceptional” in both your immediate and long-term performance. This presentation combines Bob’s hands-on experience with the research from his book for a winning run of insights and practices for leaders at all levels.

Leadership speaker, Bob Vanourek, on the power of alignment for performance improvement.

The Power Of Alignment: Ten Steps for Sustained High Performance. Too often, people work at cross purposes in silos. Goals are in conflict, people disengage, performance suffers. Most executives and managers wish their teams were better aligned. But how? This hands-on, inspirational workshop reveals ten proven steps for alignment – developed over decades of experience – you can begin to implement immediately.

Leadership speaker, Bob Vanourek, speaks on unleashing other leaders.

Unleash Your Latent Leaders: The Power of Servant Leadership. Leaders rule. Followers serve. Right? Wrong. Great leadership serves people and unleashes other leaders. How does servant leadership help you build a Triple Crown organization? This highly inspiring session demystifies the power of leading through serving.

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Speaking Samples and Interviews:

Watch this short version video (1 minute) of Bob Vanourek speaking to the Turnaround Management Association at their Leadership Senate in Chicago, May 2013 or click here to view the long version (7 minutes).

Watch this video of Bob Vanourek speaking at the Oklahoma National Guard Leadership ConferenceApril 12, 2013 (9 minutes).

View a video of Bob Vanourek speaking on “Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations” to the Institute for Enterprise Ethics at the University of Denver, May 2012.

Watch this video: “Short-Termism and Ethical Behavior,” Bob Vanourek discussion with Dr. Dan Sweeney of the Institute for Enterprise Ethics at the University of Denver and Ernie Sampias, October 20, 2012

View a video of Bob & Gregg Vanourek speaking at the Donovan Pavilion in 2012 for a Vail Symposium / Vail Leadership Institute event on “Triple Crown Leadership.”

Booking: To inquire about booking Bob, email

Triple Crown Leadership is a winner of the 2013 International Book Awards. Bob was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Trust Across America—Trust Around the World.