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Bob Vanourek is the former CEO of five firms, ranging from a start-up to a $1 billion NY stock exchange company and including winners of a state-level Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award and the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence.

 He is author of Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse (2016) and the co-author of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations, a 2013 International Book Awards Winner, called “the best leadership book since Good to Great.”
Bob has been a contributing writer to many publications and a chapter-contributor to numerous books on ethics, trust, and servant leadership including Reflections on Leadership (John Wiley and Sons; 1995); Good Business, Routledge; (2009); Trust Inc. Volumes 1, 2, and 3, (Next Decade Inc., 2013, 2014, and 2015); and Imagine a New You in 30 Days (Motivational Press, 2016).
Bob is a former adjunct leadership instructor at the University of Denver and Colorado Mountain College. He was Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of the Vail Leadership Institute (now a part of The Vail Centre), and a former board member or leader of ten for-profit and non-profit boards. Bob has been a consultant-coach for many corporations, non-profits, and international, state, and local governments.

He is a Baker Scholar graduate (top 5%) of the Harvard Business School, a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, and a certified leadership instructor from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Phi Theta Kappa Society.

 Bob has been named one of the “Top Thought Leaders in Trust” for 2013 – 2016, as well as one of the American Management Association’s “Leaders to Watch in 2015.” Bob is a decorated Army officer and a lifelong student of leadership.

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Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse:

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Discover the timeless, inspiring wisdom of leadership from the sage masters of literature and other outstanding leaders written over the centuries right up to the present day.

Bob has selected over 70 poems, prose or speech passages, and curious verse, each with an insightful leadership message. He combines these pearls with bite-sized chunks of engaging commentary from his own vast leadership experience.
Then he closes each entry with practical applications that each reader can use immediately.

You’ll hear from an amazing array of poets, presidents, prime ministers, political leaders, social activists, soldiers, educators, journalists, business leaders, the Bible, religious leaders from many faiths, Native Americans, a lyricist, and relatively unknown authors.

This treasure of wisdom will activate your creative right-brain and then challenge your logical left-brain

 

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Hello! My name is Richard Rierson. I’m a husband, father of four daughters, former Marine Corps Officer, leadership coach, trainer, speaker, entrepreneur, & host of the Dose of Leadership Podcast. I help professionals and organizations develop an authentic leadership presence, crush limiting beliefs, & overcome mediocrity; creating a more purpose driven life full of time & economic freedom.

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