AUTHOR OF THE RADICAL LEAP

STEVE FARBER

LEADERSHIP SPEAKER


Brings EXTREME LEADERSHIP
to Your Organization
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Listed as one of Inc’s global Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts, Steve Farber has shaken up and re-defined what it means to be a leader of substance, significance and success. He is one of the world's most in-demand leadership speakers and the bestselling author of 3 ground-breaking books:

  • The Radical Leap, listed as one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time
  • The Radical Edge, hailed as "A playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit."
  • Greater Than Yourself, a USA Today and Wall St Journal bestseller

TAKING YOUR LEADERSHIP TO THE EXTREME

Whatever the challenge at your orginzation—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 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.

Steve Farber's Extreme Leadership framework is a new and vital paradigm for our exciting--and challenging--times.

"The Extreme Leadership that Steve speaks and writes about comes down to this: leadership is important not only because it impacts the lives of the teams we build, but also the lives of our customers, and ultimately, the state of the world we live in. Additionally, Extreme Leadership is not about positional authority, but about how we can create an environment where every person in the company believes he or she is a leader and rises to the challenge. I see Steve as the gold standard in leadership coaching due to his clear articulation of the challenges and opportunities that a leader faces."  --Burton Goldfield, CEO of TriNet (NYSE symbol: TNET)



"Dear Steve, I can tell you first-hand that our audience greatly resonated with your provocative and inspirational comments…From all of us at Raytheon, please accept our best wishes as you continue to spread the word. You have a powerful message that is artfully delivered!”

- William Swanson, Chairman and CEO, Raytheon (NYSE Symbol: RTN)


STEVE FARBER'S LEADERSHIP TOPICS

NOTE: STEVE TAILORS ALL TOPICS TO THE NEEDS OF EACH CLIENT

EXTREME LEADERSHIP

Your Radical Leap Forward at Work and Beyond

Based on the book 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, leadership speaker, 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…

  • Harness fear and use it to your advantage
  • Use the power of the heart to achieve the extraordinary at work
  • Inspire yourself and others to change the world you live in
  • Earn your customers’ and employees’ love and loyalty
  • Keep yourself and others passionately engaged in the work at hand—even in troubled or difficult 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 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.

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

“At first this [approach] may seem counterintuitive, but I encourage you to set aside your pre-conceived notions of success and accomplishment and throw yourself whole-heartedly into the Greater Than Yourself endeavor.” – Patrick Lencioni, bestselling author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

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, leadership speaker, Steve Farber, will show you four personal strategies for being the architect of transformation from any position or level in the company.

  • Cultivate Love
  • Generate Energy
  • Inspire Audacity
  • Provide Proof

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

WORKING WITHOUT A NET

The Extreme Leadership Jam Session

Here’s the idea: Steve’s been in the trenches. He has over 20 years of experience working with thousands of business leaders in all kinds of industries. And much 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 client’s current business realities.

Now, the fact is that Steve delivers a powerful and entertaining keynote speech. And he loves to do it. But the Extreme Leadership Jam Session is a departure from the leadership 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 on the spot. And the program will develop according to the group’s most pressing leadership needs and questions.

THIS WOULD SCARE THE PANTS OFF OF MANY “PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS.” Take away their script, and you take away their net. And many speakers either don’t like that, or, frankly, have nothing to say beyond the scripted word. Farber loves it, and so will you…if you have the nerve to give it a try.

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 or clusters, has a quick discussion according to Farber’s guidelines and then generates One Important Question about leadership as it relates to their current work/life situation.
  • 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 principles that people need right now.

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


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STEVE FARBER, LEADERSHIP SPEAKER: VIDEO CLIPS & TESTIMONIALS

  • This is Not Empowerment
  • Love Is Good Business
  • The OS!M
  • Rainey Foster Recommends Steve Farber
  • Greater Than Yourself
  • Case Study: An Extreme Leadership Culture
  • "Your message to our Leadership Team was so eloquently delivered I was left speechless. It wasn't just a speech -- one way and directional -- but rather a mantra to live and work by. Your message about love, energy, audacity and proof hit home with every one of the folks in that room. It was tangible and practical and could be put to application immediately. In fact, we did so throughout the next day by creating action plans to implement that energy to create change in our culture. It was one of the best, if not the best, I have ever heard."
    Bayer Healthcare
  • “Steve's presentation exceeded my expectations. Our group consisted of leaders who have seen many presenters over the years because they have handled the technology during these events. Because of this, we can be quite cynical and I always hold my breath when we bring in a presenter. Steve was great! He researched the situation well and applied many of his lessons to our specific circumstance and situation.  It was a pleasure to have him address our first new PSAV National Leadership Meeting.”
    PSAV Presentation Services
  • "Your message of Extreme Leadership was directly on-target and inspired the entire group. Your mix of humor and emotion, together with the relevance of the topic to our situation at General Mills, kept the audience captivated. Thanks again for a great day and a compelling message. We will all remember the key message that you delivered and its importance to our everyday life both at work and home: 'Do what you love in the service of people who love what you do.'"
    General Mills
  • “Thank you for sharing your expertise with our audience and contributing to the huge success of our conference. Your presentation on Extreme Leadership Principles to Change the World inspired our audience."
    Microsoft
  • "It is very evident form the participants’ comments that your message is timely and vital, and proves that it crossed the boundaries from business to the educational field. What you shared was not only from experience, but spoken from the heart. The credibility you bring to your presentations allows those in the field to build their craftsmanship and efficacy.”
    Orange County Dept of Education
     
  • "Your presentation was "bang on," as the English say--extremely effective--and will be forever remembered by the members who were there. I have subsequently heard from several members who read your book on the way home and now aspire to use the LEAP process in their daily professional lives."
    The American Orthopaedic Association

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STEVE FARBER IN SUMMARY:

  • Inc Top 50 Leadership and Management Expert
  • High-Level Executive Leadership Coach
  • Best-Selling Author
  • Renown Thought Leader
  • Founder, The Extreme Leadership Institute
  • Member, Transformational Leadership Council
  • Former VP, The Tom Peters Company

ABOUT STEVE FARBER, LEADERSHIP SPEAKER

“Do what you love in the service of people who love what you do.”

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.