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STP083: World-Changing “Extreme Leadership” with Steve Farber
Episode 8317th June 2015 • Smashing the Plateau • Smashing the Plateau
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Steve Farber has focused on leadership development for more than 25 years, and over that period observed that quality of leadership was “the deciding factor as to an organization or company’s competitive advantage.” To develop and help others with his experience, he developed the concept of “Extreme Leadership,” and explains that “Leadership is not about your position or your title; it’s not about what you call yourself. Leadership is about your ability to influence people around you to change the world for the better. In other words, leadership is an extreme act: by its nature, it’s extreme.” Steve is the President of Extreme Leadership, Inc. and founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute. Both help develop “Extreme Leaders.”

Here Steve discusses:

  • The LEAP system, and the four qualities that all leaders should have
  • Why simply asking your employees to “love” their customers is not enough, but how the workplace has to be made an enjoyable place to work in.
  • Why leaders should always be examining their own practices by setting their sights beyond their own business, and to the industry as a whole
  • Why being honest with your team about anxieties and risks can help create a culture of innovation and openness

Steve is the former VP of The Tom Peters Company. He has worked with an array of public and private organizations in a range of arenas, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, public education, non-profits, and government. He is listed on Inc magazine’s ranking of the Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts in the world, and his third book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership, debuted as a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.

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