Steve Farber

Steve Farber

Best Selling Author, Leadership Pioneer & Strategist
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EXTREME LEADERSHIP
Your Radical Leap Forward at Work and Beyond
Based on The Radical Leap, which was named as one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. In this chaotic and extreme age, business leaders must demonstrate an unprecedented level of passion, determination, foresight, dedication, and fearlessness. In this wildly popular speech, Steve Farber shows you how to use the LEAP framework – Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof to radically improve your organization and your life. In this energetic and insightful program, you will discover how to...

  • Inspire yourself and others to achieve extraordinary results
  • Earn your customers’ and employees’ love and loyalty
  • Engage yourself and others—even in troubled or transitional times

    (Ideal audience: current, next generation, and high potential managers and leaders at all organizational levels)

    GREATER THAN YOURSELF
    The New Gold Standard for Mentoring and Talent Development
    The greatest leaders become so by causing others to be greater than themselves. In this program—based on his Wall Street Journal bestseller, Greater Than Yourself—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 – Deepen and expand your personal capabilities
  • Give Yourself – Share your knowledge, network, and experience to help others grow
  • Replicate Yourself – Create a culture of coaching and mentorship

    (Ideal audience: current, next generation, and high potential managers and leaders at all organizational levels)

    7 STEPS TO CHANGE COMPANY CULTURE
    How to Engage and Inspire Employees at Every Level
    There are two sure-fire ways to change an organization’s culture. One, do nothing. And, two, do anything. That’s the very nature of a culture – it’s always evolving. Organizations are groups of people who are constantly changing. For that reason, developing a good culture is like developing a good relationship–it requires constant attention and never-ending awareness. Farber’s proven 7-step plan for improving company culture provides actionable insights, including startling new research on how informal networks can help—or hinder—an organization committed to growth.

    Farber helps executives cultivate a culture that makes a positive di erence in the lives of their employees and organizations.

    (Ideal audience: Senior Level Leadership)

    THE PERSONAL SIDE OF INNOVATION
    Moving from Fear of Failure to Joy of Discovery
    “If the only reason you can think of to not do something is because the idea scares you, that’s the reason to do it.” –Steve Farber

    Every business book will tell you that it’s important to take risks and learn from your mistakes. But intellectual understanding of that truth usually isn’t enough to compel people to act, to try, to make the leap necessary for creating innovative products or services. In this interactive keynote session, Farber takes the participants on a voyage of self-discovery leading to a new perspective on what it means try, fail, learn from mistakes, and then succeed in the end.

    Participants will:
  • Increase their personal capacity for risk
  • View their challenges as positive adventures vs frightening obstacles
  • Become more innovative in their approach to work
  • Learn from mistakes and apply what they’ve learned • Try new things more readily and enthusiastically

    (Ideal audience: front-line, executive, or mixed-level)

    RADICAL ACCOUNTABILITY
    A Guide to Uncommon Achievement in Every Aspect of Life
    In this provocative keynote, Steve Farber redefines the conventional meaning of the word, “accountability,” and takes you to an audacious level of leadership, by showing how a successful business, a rewarding personal life, and a world-changing legacy are not mutually exclusive ambitions.

    Create remarkable legacies at work and at home by learning how to...
  • Determine and clarify your personal focus as a leader
  • Use a simple technique to create and bring innovative ideas to your business • Anticipate and respond to the unspoken needs of people and markets
  • Hold yourself and others to an unprecedented level of personal accountability

    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.

    (Ideal audience: front-line employees or mixed level groups)

    THE EXTREME LEADERSHIP JAM SESSION
    On-The-Spot Group Coaching
    For over 25 years, Steve Farber’s been in the business trenches with thousands of leaders in all kinds of industries. And much of his 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.

    The Extreme Leadership Jam Session is a departure from the “speaker” norm. The audience will determine the agenda—right on the spot—according to the participant’s most pressing leadership needs and questions. This allows Farber to be a coach-in- residence and o er very specific advice and counsel in the moment.

    Here's how it works:
  • Farber sets the stage and proposes a few challenging ideas to the group. He briefly defines Extreme Leadership and talks about the importance of open dialogue.
  • The audience — which could be as small as 10 people or as large as several thousand — forms into small groups, has a quick discussion according to Farber’s guidelines and then generates One Important Question about leadership as it relates to their current needs.
  • Farber fields the questions (as many as possible giving the amount of available time and the size of the group), and, when appropriate, facilitates a discussion with the entire audience.
  • And away we go! Learning about the Extreme Leadership actions that people need to take right now.

    (Ideal audience: front-line employees or mixed level groups. Often used as a breakout session following a keynote presentation.)
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    Listed as one of Inc's global Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts, Steve Farber is a Leadership Pioneer, Strategist, Keynote Speaker and Bestselling Author on Extreme Leadership. His expertise is in creating organizational cultures where leadership is not just an opportunity and obligation for those in authority, but for everyone at all levels.

    Former Vice President of the Tom Peters Company, Steve is the President of Extreme Leadership, Inc, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders around the world. His accessible, deeply inspirational, and eminently practical Radical LEAP framework is widely used across the business, non-profit and education spectrum.

    Farber has been credited with redefining leadership in deeply personal yet practical terms and re-energizing thousands of people to make a significant difference in their businesses, personal lives, and the world around them.

    His third book, Greater Than Yourself, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller. His second book, The Radical Edge, was hailed as "a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit." And his first book, The Radical Leap, 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.

    Organizations hire Steve to:

  • Deliver practical, inspiring, and entertaining keynote speeches
  • Embed the practices of Extreme Leadership in the DNA of the organization
  • Provide significant on-going leadership learning and development
  • Create and amplify deep employee engagement

    Steve has worked with Johns Hopkins, Cisco, Intel, TriNet, Hyatt and hundreds of other organizations large and small. He has spoken to or worked with virtually every industry there is--from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, public education, retail, and government.

    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.
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