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eNews Update—July 2013
Dear Friend of Triple Crown Leadership, 

Thank you for being part of our leadership community! Bob and Gregg had a great July. Bob and his wife, June, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary (!) by going to London and then over to Sweden for a visit with Gregg and his family. Then, Gregg hopped on a plane and met Bob on the East Coast where they spent some great father/son time and spoke at the Princeton Club of New York City to a packed house. They then gave a Triple Crown Leadership presentation at the Silver Bay Leadership Forum, the oldest leadership conference in the U.S.
Here is the latest from Bob & Gregg for the past month: 


Our book just had a birthday!
Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations was published in July 2012 and has since become an award-winning leadership book.
What an exciting year! Thank you for sharing our passion for changing hearts and minds about leadership.

New Videos Now Available:
Watch either this 1-minute or 7-minute video excerpt of Bob speaking at the Turnaround Management Association National Conference in Chicago in April.
Watch this 9-minute video excerpt of Bob speaking at the Oklahoma National Guard Leadership Conference, April 2013.

Check out a 10-minute interview with Bob by Brian Jud, May 2013. 

Did you check out our new Book Club Discussion Guide yet?
Make our book a part of your leadership development program. Have a Brown-Bag Lunch session once a week or once a month to talk about how to improve the leadership in your organization.

Alignment: A Powerful Process for Peak Performance
ASTD Webinar featuring Bob and Gregg Vanourek
September 3, 2013, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT


The Missing Links in Goal-Setting (How to Rock Your Goals)
Much has been written about the power of setting goals. Unfortunately, almost all of the advice about effective goal-setting falls short on a few key factors. Here is what is missing: 1) linking goals to a higher purpose and vision 2) setting goals for each major stakeholder 3) then prioritizing them. …Continue Reading

Botching Mission and Vision
Words matter in leadership. Bob was once talking to a group of employees about his ideas for setting up "dedicated teams to focus on problems". One employee responded, “We are all dedicated here.”   Oops. Bob meant teams focused on single problems. Words matter in leadership. Here are a few terms that are essential for leaders to get right. …Continue Reading

Synthesis: A Critical Leadership Skill
Leaders today are swamped with information 24/7. The complexity can be overwhelming. Yet leaders are supposed to rally colleagues with insightful analyses of problems and plans for how to succeed. This challenge is one of synthesis. Synthesis creatively fuses multiple elements, often from different areas, into something new and memorable. …Continue Reading
"Leading Yourself First," ASTD Workforce Development Blog, July 09, 2013
"Audacious Leadership," Colorado Biz, July 03, 2013


Check out our "Leaders Speak" interview series--interviews with dynamic leaders around the world, including Tony Hsieh (Zappos), Ursula Burns (Xerox), Jack Bogle (The Vanguard Group), Bill Shore (Share Our Strength), Bill George (Medtronic, Harvard), Mayo Clinic, Clif Bar, and many more.


Our book currently has 46 Amazon reviews and a great rating! Please consider posting a review on Amazon. It’s easy, and we would appreciate it. Go to Triple Crown Leadership Amazon page and click on the “Create Your Own Review” button at the very bottom.


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Best regards,
Bob and Gregg Vanourek

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