Triple Crown Leadership

Triple Crown Leadership


Bob and Gregg Vanourek’s writings have been featured recently in Fast Company, American Management Association, Center for Creative Leadership,, CNBC, ThoughtLeaders, and other publications and blogs. They write their own blog and are regular bloggers for ASTD Workforce Development. See below for a list of articles and guest blogs by the authors, followed by their books and book chapters. (Click on Media & News for articles and reviews on Triple Crown Leadership.)

Articles & Guest Blogs by the Authors:

“What Getting Fired Taught This CEO”, Trust Across America, Trust Around the World, November 17, 2014

“Exploring Servant Leadership”, CoBizMag, September 17, 2014

“Organizing Your Team for High Performance”CoBizMag, August 13, 2014

“Gathering the Reins Through 3Es”Focus Malaysia, July 26, 2014

“Top Ten Goal-Setting Mistakes…”, CoBizMag, July 16, 2014

“5 Smart Ways to Boost Your Bottom Line” GEM Strategy Management, Inc., July 1, 2014

“Ten Steps to Align Your Company for High Performance”CoBizMag, June 11, 2014

“Top Ten Goal-Setting Mistakes…”, CoBizMag, July 16, 2014

“Unleash Your Latent Leaders”CoBizMag, May 14, 2014

“The Hard and Soft Edges of Leadership”,  CoBiz Magazine, April 9, 2014

 “Hire and Promote for Head & Heart”, CoBizMag, March 12, 2014

“Whose Vision Is It, Anyway?”, CoBizMag, February 12, 2014

“The Secret to Creating a High Performing Team,” CoBizMag, January 15, 2014

“Trash that Mission Statement”CoBizMag, December 11, 2013

“Why Purpose is Better than Mission”, ASTD Workforce Blog, December 10, 2013

“How to Select Winners”CoBizMag, November 20, 2013

“Achieving Excellent Results”ASTD Workforce Blog, November 12, 2013

“Hire and Promote for Heart”ASTD Workforce Development Blog, October 22, 2013

“Lead Yourself First”CoBizMag, October 9, 2013

Leading for the Long TermASTD Workforce Development Blog, October 1, 2013

“Leading Yourself First,” ASTD Workforce Development Blog, July 09, 2013

“Audacious Leadership,” Colorado Biz, July 03, 2013

“Integrity is Imperative for High-Performing Teams,” ASTD Workforce Development Blog, May 28, 2013

“Achieving Excellent Results,” ASTD Workforce Development Blog, April 30, 2013

“Leading Yourself First,” ASTD Workforce Development Blog, April 9, 2013

“Troubled Team? Consider Granting Amnesty,” ASTD Workforce Development Blog, March 6, 2013

“To Lead Others, Learn to Lead Yourself First,” Fast Company, February 1, 2013

“Alignment: Transformational Leadership,” Leadership Excellence, October 2012 (posted with permission)

“The Legacy of Jim Burke (Johnson & Johnson),” Institute for Enterprise Ethics Blog, October 4, 2012 (co-authored with Dr. Dan Sweeney)

“Is the Maverick at Your Company a Genius or a Jerk?” Fast Company, September 25, 2012

Chasing the Triple Crown (Interview with Bob and Gregg Vanourek),” Center for Creative Leadership Leading Effectively e-Newsletter, September 2012

“Does Your Board Lead? (Interview with Bob and Gregg Vanourek),” ColoradoBiz, September 21, 2012

“Leadership Lessons from a Brazen Cheating Scandal,” Thomas B. Fordham Institute Education Gadfly Flypaper Blog, August 30, 2012

“Triple Crown Leadership,” LeadershipNow, August 14, 2012

“In Search of ‘Triple Crown Leadership,'” CNBC Bullish on Books, August 10, 2012

“How Alignment Can Make Your Organization Flow,” ThoughtLeaders, August 8, 2012

“Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations,” American Management Association (AMA) Newsletter, August 2, 2012

“Tilts” (excerpt from Triple Crown Leadership), Quick-Take, August 1, 2012

“It’s Not Just a ‘Team Effort,'” Sources of Insight, July 11, 2012

“6 Crucial Keys Every Startup Has to Find a Fit For,” Fast Company, July 10, 2012 (excerpted from Triple Crown Leadership with permission from the publisher)

“Built-to-Last Startups,” Overdrive (blog of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization), May 25, 2012

“The Power of Leadership Trustees,” People and Strategy, October 2010

“The False Search for Great Leaders,” Leader to Leader, Summer 2009

Books by the Authors:

Bob Vanourek and Gregg Vanourek, Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations (McGraw-Hill, 2012). The book is a 2013 International Book Awards winner.

Gregg Vanourek and Christopher Gergen, LIFE Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives (Jossey-Bass, 2008)

Gregg Vanourek, Chester E. Finn, Jr., and Bruno V. Manno, Charter Schools in Action: Renewing Public Education (Princeton University Press, 2000)

Book Chapters by the Authors:

Bob Vanourek and Gregg Vanourek, “Stewards Build Trust,” Barbara Brooks Kimmel, editor, Trust, Inc.: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset, Next Decade, Inc., November 1, 2013.

Bob Vanourek, “A Call for Values-Based Leadership,” James O’Toole and Don Mayer, editors, Good Business: Exercising Effective and Ethical Leadership, Routledge, 2009.

Gregg Vanourek and Christopher Gergen, “Dynamic Organizations for an Entrepreneurial Age,” in Organization of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Insights on Managing in a New Era (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Leader to Leader Institute/Drucker Foundation, 2009).

Gregg Vanourek and Christopher Gergen, “Talent Development: Looking Outside the Education Sector,” in The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship, American Enterprise Institute (Cambridge: Harvard Education Press, 2009).

Gregg Vanourek and Chester E. Finn, Jr., “Lessons from the U.S. Experience with Charter Schools,” in Harry Anthony Patrinos and Shobhana Sosale, editors, Mobilizing the Private Sector for Public Education: A View from the Trenches (Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2007).

Bob Vanourek, “Servant Leadership and the Future,” Larry Spears, editor, Reflections on Leadership, John Wiley & Sons, 1995.

Triple Crown Leadership is a Winner of the 2013 International Book Awards.