Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for signing up on our Triple Crown Leadership web site for updates. Here are the latest blogs from Bob and Gregg, plus additional updates & info:
“Leadership for Bold Social Impact”
Interview with Bill Shore, Co-Founder and CEO, Share Our Strength. Share Our Strength began in the basement of a row house on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. in 1984, in response to the famine then raging in Ethiopia. Brother and sister Bill Shore and Debbie Shore started the nonprofit organization with the belief that everyone has a strength to share in the global fight against hunger and poverty, and that in these shared strengths lie sustainable solutions. Today, the organization is dedicated to ending childhood hunger in the U.S. by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need every day. Here are edited excerpts of our interview with Bill…
“How to Make Good Leadership Decisions”
From Lance Armstrong to David Petraeus, how can leaders make so many bone-headed decisions? Leaders need an easy-to-use, bulletproof test for their decision-making. We offer one here…
Interview with Mike Critelli, Former CEO and Chairman, Pitney Bowes (PB). PB, a leading provider of customer communication technologies, was one of the eleven companies identified by Jim Collins as “great” in Good to Great based on its financial performance. PB has also been a perennial award winner in many categories. Here are excerpts from our interview with Mike…
“How to Build a Culture of Character”
Culture is simply “how we do things here,” a set of beliefs and habits that influence how people behave in an organization. A healthy culture doesn’t guarantee success, but it provides the foundation for building an excellent, ethical, and enduring organization. We call this a culture of character. How can leaders build a culture of character? We show you how here…
“Do What’s Right”
Interview with Four-Star U.S. Air Force General Jack Chain, Former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Strategic Air Command (SAC). SAC was responsible for America’s land-based strategic bombers and nuclear, intercontinental ballistic missiles. General Jack Chain was Commander-in-Chief of SAC from 1986 to 1991. Here are excerpts of our interview with him…
“Translating Mission & Values into Results”
Interview with Bill George, Harvard Business School Professor and Former CEO, Medtronic. Bill George was COO, then CEO and Chairman, of Medtronic from 1989 through 2002, the years when annual revenue increased an average 18% and earnings increased 22%. But the Medtronic story goes beyond growth and earnings, demonstrating how to build an excellent, ethical, and enduring company. George is a best-selling author and teaches at the Harvard Business School. Here are edited excerpts of our interview…
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Triple Crown Leadership outlines advanced leadership practices for building excellent, ethical, and enduring organizations—ones that achieve exceptional performance while doing the right thing, operating sustainably, and creating positive social impact. The book is based on our own experiences with turnarounds, startups, large corporations, and social ventures, as well as interviews with leaders in 61 organizations in 11 countries, including Zappos, Google, Xerox, eBay, Infosys, Spotify, Mayo Clinic, KIPP, Share Our Strength, and more. We share rich stories from many dynamic organizations, including high- and low-tech, big and small, corporate and nonprofit, and more.
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Bob and Gregg Vanourek