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Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry Prose, and Curious Verse by Bob Vanourek

Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry Prose, and Curious Verse by Bob Vanourek

About The Book:

A fascinating collection of over 60 poems and prose passages from the masters of literature, philosophers, and world leaders over the centuries, each with a timeless leadership message.
Bob pairs each message with commentary from his notable career, confessing hard lessons learned and the keys to success.
Then Bob serves up practical applications the reader can use immediately.
A wealth of inspiration and insight into the arts of leadership.

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About The Author:


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 the co-author of “Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations,” a 2013 USA Best 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.

Bob is a former adjunct leadership instructor at the University of Denver and Colorado Mountain College. He was Chairman 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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