Triple Crown Leadership

Triple Crown Leadership

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Excellent. Ethical. Enduring. High-performance + high-impact.

Gregg Vanourek is a high-impact executive, leadership developer, and author training, teaching, and speaking internationally on leadership, entrepreneurship, and personal development–connecting personal and professional excellence. He provides highly interactive learning and development workshops that allow managers, executives, and entrepreneurs (or aspiring ones) to develop further self-awareness, reconnect with their purpose, values, and aspirations, clarify their aims, build an engaged culture, and align the organization for high performance. These offers are based on his extensive experience in business, startups, social enterprises, nonprofits, and universities, research on high-performing organizations worldwide, and interviews with more than a hundred dynamic executives and entrepreneurs.

Invest in yourself with more than a workshop and embark on a quest of personal and professional exploration: the place where good work meets the good life.

Training Methods. Workshops and seminars employ cases, peer feedback, dialogue, reflection, experiential learning, and crowdsourcing of the wisdom and experiences of participants.

Clients:
• Companies
• Startups, incubators, and accelerators
• Colleges, universities, graduate schools, and executive education programs
• Nonprofits, associations, management organizations, and foundations

Workshop Duration. The workshop will be customized to suit your needs, whether that means an introductory session, a deep-dive training, or ongoing development programs with follow-on coaching. Get in touch to talk through your options:
• Half-day workshop
• One-day workshop
• Two-day workshop
• Three-day workshop
• Extended workshop, with a launch, regular structured meetings over a period of months, including coaching and feedback, and a finale

Tools. These workshops include actionable tools that have been vetted over the years with executives, entrepreneurs, managers, and teams. Examples include:
• 360-Degree Review Process and Tools
• Alignment Model
• Ethical Derailers
• Governance Best Practices
• Innovation Derailers
• Innovation Practices Assessment
• Leadership Derailers
• Life Map
• Organizational Culture Assessment
• Personal Values Exercise
• Traps Test (Traps of Living and Leading)
• Vision of the Good Life

Contact: To inquire about these services, email training@triplecrownleadership.com

Speaking: For information about keynote speeches and presentations, visit our Speaking Page.

Workshop Topics:

Leadership Excellence. What kind of leadership does it take to build an organization that achieves exceptional results, operates with integrity, and endures over the long haul? Learn advanced leadership practices—packaged into a powerful framework called “triple crown leadership”—based on our experience, research, and interviews worldwide. The workshop includes active learning, live cases, dialogue, reflection, and exercises. Skills developed:
• Determining the ultimate aims of the organization
• Designing an excellent, ethical, and sustainable organization
• Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and onboarding people effectively
• Setting the purpose, values, and vision for the organization or team
• Adapting your leadership approach to the situation and people
• Building an engaged culture and unleashing talent
• Aligning the organization/team for peak performance
• Avoiding breakdowns and managing change or crises
• Leading self and integrating work and life

Who should attend: This workshop is for managers, executives, and entrepreneurs interested in learning advanced leadership practices that will help them achieve peak performance. Professionals looking to elevate their performance, develop their leadership and management skills, further engage their team, and network with impressive leaders.

Designing Your Life. Here you learn how to apply the tools and methods of design thinking and entrepreneurship to life and work choices and transitions. This is the place where entrepreneurship meets the good life. We help you identify your aspirations, strengths, and values and show you how to move forward regardless of where you are. Armed with a designer’s toolkit, you will be able to test, iterate, and improve crucial aspects of your work and mindset. The workshop includes active learning, live cases, dialogue, reflection, and exercises. Skills developed in this workshop:
• Applying the tools of design thinking to your own life
• Debunking dysfunctional beliefs about job searches and careers
• Testing ideas
• Identifying your strengths, passions, and values
• Developing your unique vision of the good life
• Leading yourself and avoiding common traps

Who should attend: This workshop is for those thinking about their next steps. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, confused job seeker, person in transition, or creative mastermind, this workshop will give you a stronger foundation to ground your choices, feedback from a community of fellow seekers, and inspiration and tools for the path ahead. Don’t just live. Don’t sit around waiting. Don’t follow the crowd. Look within. Dig deep. Come alive. Start. Build. Design your entrepreneurial life and craft a life that matters.

Entrepreneurial Leadership. “Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it” (Chinese proverb). Startup founders and innovative “intrapreneurs” seek to launch their ventures despite great challenges. Here we reveal the startup leadership practices needed to overcome those challenges and create high performance and impact. The workshop develops your capacity for effectively leading innovative new ventures, as an entrepreneur (e.g., founder) or intrapreneur (managing innovation). The workshop includes active learning, live cases, dialogue, reflection, and exercises. Skills developed:
• Leading in the unique environment facing startups and innovative projects
• Determining the ultimate aims of the organization
• Addressing ethics and sustainability issues
• Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and onboarding people effectively
• Setting the purpose, values, and vision for the organization or team
• Adapting your leadership approach to the situation and people
• Building an engaged culture and unleashing talent
• Aligning the organization/team for peak performance
• Avoiding breakdowns and managing change or crises
• Deploying lean startup innovation methods
• Leading self and integrating life and work

Who should attend: This workshop is for existing and aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs interested in learning advanced leadership practices that will help them navigate the challenges of business model search and venture launch, setting them up to achieve peak performance.

Living and Leading by Values. Too many people drift away from what they value most. Too many work in organizations that fail to live up to their values and aspirations. Too many leaders get caught up in the game and compromise their values under pressure. At our best, we live by our values and build a culture of character and high performance in our work. The workshop includes active learning, live cases, dialogue, reflection, and exercises. Topics include:
• The results imperative in modern organizations
• Values, ethics, morality, character, and values-based leadership
• Actionable frameworks for ethical decision-making
• Ethical “derailers”
• Authentic integrity
• Courage: the “backbone of leadership”
• Servant leadership
• Authentic leadership
• Leading self and integrating life and work

Who should attend: This workshop is for managers, executives, and entrepreneurs interested in learning important frameworks and developing actionable skills for living and leading with integrity.

Ideation—Developing and Evaluating Innovative Venture Ideas. Learn advanced ideation techniques—how to generate original ideas for innovative and impactful startup ventures and how to evaluate their viability. Go beyond brainstorming and learn how to generate, develop, and pitch innovative ideas, and recognize potential risks and biases when evaluating them. This is a fun, high-energy, and high-impact workshop that includes active learning, live cases, dialogue, reflection, and exercises. Topics covered:
• The entrepreneurial context
• Creativity and innovation
• Where good ideas come from
• Beyond brainstorming: how to get ideas
• Idea evaluation (and mitigating cognitive biases)
• Customer development
• Lean startup innovation methods
• Building an innovation culture
• Avoiding innovation “derailers”
• Industry, strategy, and risk for startups
• Pitching and presenting new venture ideas

Who should attend: Existing and aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.

The Good Life: Integrating Life and Work. This workshop covers what has been said and written across the ages about what it means to lead a good life, including insights from different fields (e.g., psychology, philosophy, design, leadership), ancient wisdom, and current research. The goal is to help you start reflecting on the larger context of your life and your personal and professional aspirations. The workshop includes active learning, live cases, dialogue, reflection, and exercises. Topics covered:
• Purpose and values
• Strengths, passions, and aspirations
• “Eudaimonia” (full flourishing of self)
• Good life research and frameworks
• Vision of the good life
• Building healthy support systems
• Action and the courage to try
• Service
• Renewal and reinvention
• Leading self and integrating work and life
• Common traps of living and leading

Who should attend: Those thinking about their next steps. This workshop will give you a stronger foundation to ground your choices, feedback from a community of fellow seekers, and inspiration and tools for the path ahead.

Leading Innovation through Culture and Values. When it comes to the innovation imperative, many organizations make large investments but do not realize the full potential of their efforts. Innovation appears here and there but continues to elude as a driver of performance and transformation. In this session, we connect the dots between people and processes, and between the hard and soft edges of innovation. At the center of it all, of course, is people. The workshop includes active learning, live cases, dialogue, reflection, and exercises. Skills developed:
• How to upgrade your people processes (hiring, onboarding, developing, rewarding) to foster innovation throughout the enterprise
• How purpose, values, and vision can summon innovation
• Why leaders must flex between the hard and soft edges of innovation
• How to develop an entrepreneurial culture and unleash the creative potential of your team
• How to build innovation into your alignment processes when executing existing business models and discovering new ones
• Managing “organizational ambidexterity” (business model search vs. execution)

Who should attend: Existing and aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.

Training Testimonials:

“Working with Gregg was an absolute pleasure from initial preparation to execution. His approach was one of co-creation—making sure that he addressed exactly what our team needed, and it made my life so easy knowing I could customize our workshop by tapping into his wealth of knowledge across numerous topics related to entrepreneurship, leadership and transformation. When the day started, I was immediately impressed with his preparation—he had done research on each of our participants beforehand, so the day felt personalized from the first minute. And during the presentation I appreciated how deftly Gregg presented deep and powerful lessons in a variety of styles—from playful to reflective—to make sure that he reached each participant in different ways so that every single person walked away with new knowledge and inspiration.” –Alex Budak, Changemaker in Residence at UC-Berkeley Haas; cofounder, Start Some Good; former Country Manager, Reach for Change, Sweden

“When Gregg Vanourek facilitated an advanced leadership program here at El Pomar Foundation, I was impressed with his professionalism and his ability to connect with our team. By coordinating with us in advance, Gregg delivered an engaging and inspiring program designed to give our staff tangible actions to develop both personally and professionally. Powerful content, powerful presenter.” –Gary Butterworth, Senior Vice President, Programs, El Pomar Foundation

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Gregg in his role as Course Director and member of the faculty at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES). Together with SSES, Gregg teaches academic courses and hosts interactive workshops for an environment of interdisciplinary students. Gregg always delivers inspirational and impactful content. Whether an audience of 14 people in an interactive workshop or 100 students in an evening lecture, he always manages to engage, enthuse, and energize in a truly unique manner. Throughout our time working together, I’ve had the pleasure of sitting in and listening to many of his inspirational lectures. I have recommended him previously, and will continue to do so warmly.” –Maria Malmrud, Education and Training Manager, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship

“I think this workshop is excellent; an eye-opener. Surpassed my expectations.” -Participant in a “Designing Your Life” workshop, October 2018

“BEST WORKSHOP I have ever attended.” –Participant in a Stockholm “Designing Your Life” workshop, March 2018

“…could not have asked for a better person to lead this workshop, great interaction, safe and very relaxed atmosphere.” –Participant in a Stockholm workshop, March 2018

“Excellent facilitator who managed to create an atmosphere of sharing, honesty, reflection among a group of very inspiring participants. It was way above expectations.” –Participant in a leadership workshop, March 2015

“I liked that Gregg generously offered his deep knowledge and expertise on a complex topic such as leadership in a simple, easy to remember and beautiful way.” –Participant in a Stockholm workshop, October 2014

“I loved the workshop. I enjoyed every second of it.” –Participant in a Stockholm workshop, October 2014

“Simply excellent in all areas.” –Participant in a Stockholm workshop, October 2014

“Great workshop with an amazing speaker.” –Participant in a Stockholm workshop, October 2014

“Perfection is the word to describe the workshop.” –Participant in a Stockholm workshop, April 2014

“A fantastic workshop.” –Participant in a Stockholm workshop, April 2014

“This workshop was extraordinary. Gregg integrates well both the principles… and the real practice in the real firm. Also, participants were encouraged to speak up, share their thoughts, and I knew that everyone was really focused and listened to others’ comments.” –Participant in a Stockholm workshop, September 2013