Triple Crown Leadership

Triple Crown Leadership
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Welcome to a brand new world of leadership.

This website is for leaders seeking a better way to lead.

Here you will find transformational leadership practices for building “excellent, ethical, and enduring” organizations. Not just excellent, not just ethical, not just enduring. All three. The Triple Crown of Leadership. We invite you to help us build a better brand of leadership. Implement our five transformational leadership practices in your organization. You’ll see the results with the engagement of your colleagues and on your bottom line.

If you are an established leader, we will help you to achieve new levels of breakthrough performance. If you do not have formal leadership authority, we will show you how to unleash your latent leader. Whatever formal leadership authority you may or may not have, we will help you to lead yourself first.

Read on and sign up for ongoing insights and tools from Triple Crown Leadership (McGrawHill 2012, winner of the 2013 International Book Awards).

-Bob and Gregg Vanourek



Featured Videos:

 Gregg’s Leadership Nugget, from Malaysia

Bob’s Leadership Nugget, from Malaysia 


Bob and Gregg Vanourek enjoying a pleasant stroll down the street.

New Podcast:

Bob Vanourek co-hosted, with Jim Kouzes, an episode of the Trust Across America podcast. The episode is called Trust: Why and How. August 20, 2014.


Who are we?

Bob 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 Trustworthy Business Behavior.

Gregg has written three books, been a leader in market-leading startups and other ventures, and teaches, trains, and advises on leadership, entrepreneurship, and personal development.

Bob Vanourek and Gregg Vanourek are the co-authors of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations. Bob and Gregg are each available as motivational guest speakers and leadership workshop facilitators. They will share new insights about leadership, teambuilding, and the colorful role played by shared values, vision, and purpose in any organization. Both Bob and Gregg have been keynote speakers, guest speakers, and leadership workshop facilitators for top corporations, associations, non-profits, and other organizations around the world.

Their book—Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations—draws upon their interviews with leaders in 61 organizations in 11 countries, including Google, Zappos, Mayo Clinic, eBay, KIPP, Ashoka, and more. Stephen R. Covey, Stephen M. R. Covey, Bill George, Dan Pink, Barry Posner, and others have endorsed the book. Our writing has been featured in/by Fast Company, the American Management Association, the Center for Creative Leadership, the American Society for Training and Development, and more

Join us on the quest to be a triple crown leader.

Latest Blogs:

*Paradoxes of Leadership

*A New, Overarching Goal for Boards

*Leadership Lessons from The Lord of the Rings

*Put Trust on Your Daily Docket

*Blame Boards For Excessive CEO Pay and Perks

*Does Your Board Have Your CEO’s Back?


Recent Buzz:

“Triple Crown Leadership: Building Sustainable Organizations”, BFM: The Business Radio, August 14, 2014

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

“How Do You Build Trust in a Trust-Deficient World?”, Rodger Dean Duncan, Forbes.Com, July 14, 2014 (Brief quote by Bob: “Put trust on the agenda to be discussed frequently.”)

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

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

“Father-son team to share tips on sustainable workforce”The Star Online, May 26, 2014

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

* Bob Whipple (The Trust Ambassador) reviews Triple Crown Leadership and calls it the “best leadership book since Good to Great“.



Triple Crown Leadership is Winner of the 2013 International Book Awards (“business: general”).

The book was also an “Award-Winning Finalist” in the 2012 USA Best Book Awards (business: management & leadership), sponsored by USA Book News.

Bob Vanourek was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in 2013 and 2014 by Trust Across America for the second year running.


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Connect with Us:

We look forward to connecting with you. Let’s build a better brand of leadership.

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  • Discover your Personal Values
  • Read our Leadership Interviews
  • Inquire about our Speaking or other Services

Visit the Speaking Page to learn how to hire Bob Vanourek or Gregg Vanourek as a motivational guest speaker at your next conference or leadership training event. Either of them can provide a one-hour leadership keynote, a half- or full-day leadership workshop, a multi-day leadership retreat for your team, and more. If you are looking for an outstanding guest speaker for hire, a motivational speaker for hire, or a business speaker for hire, Bob Vanourek and Gregg Vanourek are each available.




Bob and Gregg Vanourek, the Authors