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To Lead Well A poem by Bob Vanourek Summarizing Great Leadership   Bob reading excerpts at his book launch in Vail   “To Lead Well” by Bob Vanourek   I’ll start within, Cultivating quality character, Acting with integrity, Listening with my heart, Composed amid chaos, A soul flooding forth with love.   I’ll reach out, Caring and connecting, Serving, Engendering trust, Building relationships, Unleashing others who...

  Trust Inc: A Guide for Boards and C-Suites Edited by Barbara Brooks Kimmel   Building trust is an imperative to creating a better world.   Through my work advocating ethical and values-based leadership, I sometimes see eyes glaze over. “Whose values?” people wonder. “How do you define what’s ethical?” “Can...

The Keys to Success by Bob Vanourek   What are the keys to success?   I pondered this question when asked to speak at the recent GlenX Success Summit in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. My task was to define the X Factor that, combined with IQ (intelligence quotient) and EQ (emotional...

I was once hired from the outside to be the CEO of a company needing a radical turnaround.Revenue and earnings needed to be restated. Massive lawsuits had flown in. Our stock price had crashed. Customers and key employees began to bolt. Managers were pointing at...

  Inspiring By Bob Vanourek Many managers believe you can motivate people with high-energy pep talks and monetary incentives. I’ve learned you can’t motivate people for more than short periods with these techniques. People can only motivate themselves when they are inspired to do something extraordinary. Inspiring people begins...

By Bob Vanourek image credit iStock In our research for Triple Crown Leadership, Gregg and I researched 61 organizations in 11 countries. Our purpose was to find what these exemplary organizations were doing that made such a difference. Our interviewees included Cisco, eBay, GE, Google, Habitat for...