Everyday all over the world, people are stepping up and becoming leaders in their companies, communities and in their personal lives. And guess what? They have no fancy titles & no formal positions of authority yet they have the power and influence to inspire meaningful change. These are Extreme Leaders.
My name is Steve Farber and I have created this resource with the goal of aggregating inspirational information on leadership, how to become a leader, and leadership in business.
Being an effective leader can be a day-to-day struggle, and it’s easy to question whether you’re a good leader, or even a good enough leader. However, those who are real, raw leaders will stand out in a crowd. These leaders are accountable for what they do, accept the “Oh Shit! Moment” (OS!M), and are ready to bring out the true leadership qualities in others. As such, you can show others that you’re a good leader simply by being unafraid to do what you say you will do, and encouraging others to do the same.
Attending a leadership workshop can’t hurt, right? Ultimately, what you get out of a leadership workshop is what you put into it. For example, if you spend most of your time in a leadership workshop glancing at work emails on your phone or thinking about your upcoming weekend activities, you’re unlikely to get any value out of the workshop. On the other hand, a passionate, driven approach to learning at a workshop and building leadership skills during it will enable you to maximize the event’s value. And who knows, if you take this approach, it may even rub off on others who attend the event and push them to become better leaders too.
A leadership coach can help you establish good habits and get into the mindset of being a good leader. This coach will offer guidance and tips to help you enhance your leadership skills. Also, a leadership coach is unafraid to be honest with you and will provide you with the feedback you need to succeed as a leader in any environment, at any time. But be careful! This is an unregulated industry, and anyone can hang out a “coach” shingle. Do your due diligence and choose a coach who has a track record of delivering on his or her promises.
Have you ever been a part of a culture that rewards people who have no title or no formal authority? Or, have you ever seen a culture where people who have the guts to speak up and stop something unsafe from happening are celebrated? In many cases, the answer is probably “No.” Conventional wisdom says that organizational change has to start at the top. But in order to drive a cultural transformation, you need to be ready to speak up against a culture that is not working—regardless of your position or title. It won’t be easy, but by doing so, you’ll be able to improve a culture – and you and your peers are sure to appreciate the end results.
To create a culture of leadership, you need to get out of your ivory tower, share critical information with your peers, and look for and encourage the hidden talents in others. Next, you’ll need to find Love in yourself and share Love with your peers. Remember, Love is a powerful thing. If you Love your peers, they’ll Love you back. And together, you and your peers will be able to develop a successful culture of leadership built on the strongest foundation of all – Love.
To become a better leader, it is important to define the world around you. This world should be filled with Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof (LEAP), and the notion of LEAP should serve as a constant reminder to be a leader who is committed to enhancing the world around you. Taking the LEAP in all that you do will enable you to stay the course and understand that regardless of your title, role, or position, you’ll need to remain a loving, energetic, audacious, and servant leader who can lead and inspire others in everything you do.
Anyone can be a manager, i.e. someone who bosses others around, often blames others for their own mistakes, and fails to practice what they preach. But a leader is much different, and for good reason. A leader is all about what they do to change the world as they define it. This individual is not about title, salary, or status. Instead, a leader transforms the world by living and leading out loud in all that they do. A leader also takes LEAPs by displaying Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof – all key tenets in leading and living to the Extreme.
Becoming the leader you know you can be requires hard work, patience, and a dedication to excellence. For those who want to take their leadership skills to the next level, you may want to consider attending one of the world’s top leadership conferences as well.
There are many critically acclaimed leadership conferences for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels, and some of the top leadership conferences around the globe include (in random order):
A conference where the impossible becomes possible, the Secret Knock event helps entrepreneurs achieve their full potential. This invitation-only conference boasts high-profile inspirational speakers and forward-thinking presentations, enabling attendees to learn what it takes to drive meaningful improvements in their everyday lives.
For those who want to learn about the importance of personalization and storytelling, and add new marketing skills to their resume, there may be no better choice than the Incite Summit. This event originally served as a marketing conference but has become so much more. It enables attendees to collaborate with one another in a friendly, professional learning environment, network with major brands and, perhaps best of all, discover what it takes to lead by example in a highly competitive global marketplace.
You don’t need to be a marketing whiz to reap the benefits of the Incite Summit, either. This conference brings together marketing pros and novices alike, and ultimately, provides actionable insights that attendees can use to transform the way a business connects with its employees and customers both now and in the future.
Want to find out what it takes to grow your startup business into an industry-leading brand? Check out The Startup Conference, which brings more than 2,000 entrepreneurs together for one of the largest and most successful startup events in the Silicon Valley.
The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) – World Conference on Entrepreneurship offers a global conference that redefines entrepreneurship. It encourages scholars, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, and many others to discuss current issues that are impacting the global marketplace and discover unique solutions to these problems.
ICSB attendees come from a vast array of business sectors but share a common goal: to understand the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in driving sustainable development goals across society. During the conference, attendees can receive tips on how to achieve this goal from many experts and thought leaders in entrepreneurial research.
Let’s face it – finding like-minded individuals who share your passion for making the extraordinary a regular occurrence may seem impossible at times. Lucky for you, the Grow Conference enables you to meet with entrepreneurs, business leaders, and others who are committed to doing whatever they can to drive positive outcomes for their customers, employees, and businesses.
The Wall Street Journal invites CEOs, founders, and investors to discuss the past, present, and future of technology and leadership at its WSJ.D Live conference.
WSJ.D Live offers a valuable learning opportunity for those who want to find out more about the digital landscape, challenges, and opportunities in the technology space, and how leaders can drive the tech market’s growth for years to come.
Millennials represent a revolutionary group of individuals who are quickly changing the way leaders drive collaboration. Now, you can receive leadership insights from Millennial entrepreneurs at the Next Gen Summit.
How can women become influencers and forge transformative partnerships to drive long-lasting business success? The Forbes Women’s Summit encourages women across all industries and generations to explore these topics and find practical, actionable answers.
The Forbes Women’s Summit promotes leadership development among women, encouraging women to align passion and power to achieve a higher purpose. It fosters intimate discussions among attendees and keynote speakers, and as a result, helps redefine pathways that women can use to achieve short- and long-term success.
Where do good ideas come from? It’s a question we’ve all considered at some point in our lives. And at the 99U Conference, creative professionals can come together, investigate this question in detail, and collaborate and innovate like never before.
We’ve all heard the term “digital footprint,” but what does it mean exactly? You can find out everything you’ll want to know about your digital footprint, and what it takes to extend your digital footprint, at the Digital Footprint conference.
Growing a business is a lot of work, and no matter how much time you commit to your day-to-day efforts, there is no guarantee that you’ll be able to enjoy long-lasting success. If you attend a CEO Space conference, you can gain the insights you need to drive your business to new heights and accomplish your personal and professional goals.