About Steve Farber - Speaker on Extreme Leadership:
Bestselling Author Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education. His third book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller. His second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.” And his first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, is already considered a classic in the leadership field. It received Fast Company magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. The 10th Anniversary edition of Leap is in bookstores now.
A Universal Message
A subject-matter expert in business leadership and one of Inc’s global Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts, Farber is a senior-level leadership coach and consultant who has worked with and spoken to a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and government.
Leading From Experience
In 1989, after having run his own financial services company, Farber devoted his professional life to the field of leadership development and has been at it ever since. He was director of service programs at TMI, an international training consultancy, and then worked for 6 years as Vice President and Official Mouthpiece (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company where he met several of his mentors including author/gurus Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, and Terry Pearce. In 2000, Farber established his own company, Extreme Leadership, Inc, where he is president and CEO. He is a member of The Transformational Leadership Council and has served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the world-renown, Up With People, a global leadership program for students from 18 to 29 years old.
Coaching and inspiring Extreme Leadership at all organizational levels is Steve’s passion, and he does so with a style that is part strategist, part social commentator and all energy.
What Steve Farber Talks About:
An expert in business leadership and a frequent guest on news-talk shows around the country, Steve is a senior-level leadership coach and consultant who has conducted hundreds of engagements with thousands of business people in a wide variety of organizations.
Steve Farber’s Speech Topics Include:
The Radical LEAP: Extreme Leadership at Work and Beyond
In this chaotic and extreme age, business leaders must demonstrate an unprecedented level of passion, determination, foresight, dedication and fearlessness. People won’t follow empty rhetoric, but they will respond to significant, meaningful and dramatic action. As an Extreme Leader, you need the ability to influence, the power to transform and the courage to change the world of your company, your customers and your industry. In The Radical Leap, Steve shows you how to use the LEAP framework – Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof – to do just that and radically improve your organization and your life.
Greater Than Yourself: The New Gold Standard for Mentoring and Talent Development
The truly great leaders in life and work become so by causing others to be greater than themselves. In this program—based on his Wall Street Journal bestseller, Greater Than Yourself—leadership speaker, Steve Farber, shows that dedicating yourself to bringing others along so that they can achieve more than you is the ultimate way to boost talent, ramp productivity and create truly significant current and future leaders. You will be challenged to aspire to the new gold standard in leadership with a powerful, three-step method:
- Expand Yourself – you’ll discover tools to deepen and expand your personal capabilities—the raw material for true leadership.
- Give Yourself – you’ll learn the art of ‘philanthropizing’ your leadership approach—the raw material for developing capacity in others.
- Replicate Yourself – you’ll experience the power of expanding beyond your personal, one-to-one influence—the raw material for changing your organization for the better.
Radical Accountability: Making the LEAP From Individual Contributor to Extreme Leader
Whatever the challenge at your company – improving customer service, coping with change, inspiring transformation, improving corporate culture, recruiting and retaining great talent, building teamwork, fostering innovation – it all comes down to this: someone has to do something significant and enlist others to help. Someone, in other words, has to take accountability. Someone has to lead. And it doesn’t have to be the boss. Leadership, ultimately, has nothing to do with the title on your business card or your position on the organizational chart. It’s about who you are and what you do to change things for the better — regardless of your
place in the company. In Radical Accountability, Steve will show you personal strategies for being the architect of transformation from any position or level in the company.
The Extreme Leadership Session: Working Without a Net
Here’s the idea: Steve’s been in the trenches. He has 15 years of experience working with thousands of business leaders in all kinds of industries. And most of that experience has revolved around having open, honest and powerful conversations about the nature of leadership with his clients and then helping them to apply new ideas to their specific challenges. To put it simply: there is no script when you’re dealing with your clients’ current business realities.
Now, the fact is that Steve delivers one
helluva keynote speech. And he loves to do it. But the Extreme Leadership Session is a departure from the keynote-speaker norm, because there is no script. With the exception of a couple of principles to set the stage, there is no specific list of points to be covered. The audience will determine the course of the program. Right there. Right on the spot. And the program will develop according to the group’s most pressing leadership needs and questions.
Steve Farber did a wonderful job. He made the crowd laugh and really think about leadership in a refreshing way.
Bank of America
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