Fear and love define the dynamics of 'extreme leadership,' according to Steve Farber, the concept's originator. Fear of failure demands that you do the work needed to "get it right." Love of the game, and of success, opens the mind to new ideas, new ways of communication, and new avenues of empowerment. Steve Farber delivers this message in high energy presentations to business audiences and to the public at large through his numerous appearances on news-talk shows throughout the country. The most important thing is to define yourself; to know whether you have in your gut what it takes to truly and powerfully lead, or whether you just like the job title and lifestyle of "leader." Spend some time with Steve Farber, and you'll find out.
Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated—an organization devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community. His book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership is a recipient of Fast Company magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and was named one of the ten best business books of 2004 by the on-line resource, CEO Refresher. He is a contributor to the anthology, Leading Authorities on Business: Winning Strategies From the Greatest Minds in Business Today, and is the author of the audio series, Extreme Leadership: In Pursuit of the O.S.M.
A subject-matter 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 including Sun Microsystems, The Discovery Channel, Clorox, Abbott Laboratories, Eddie Bauer, Intel, Kraft Foods, Verizon, The American Medical Association, The General Services Administration, The Council for Excellence in Government, Wells Fargo, Walt Disney Imagineering, and many others.
Steve joined the Tom Peters Company in 1994 as their first full-time staff consultant. He quickly became their most requested consultant and speaker and was given the title of “Vice President and Official Mouthpiece” (that’s what it said on his business card). Tom Peters calls himself “an unabashed Farber fan,” so it’s no surprise that in June of 2001—a year after he’d left the firm—Steve was honored with the designation of Tom Peters Company Fellow.
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, part comedian, and all energy.
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