Steve Farber

“True leadership is not about calling yourself ‘leader’; rather, it’s about taking up the cause to change things for the better. It is an extreme act rooted in love and motivated by a desire to create a better world—whether it’s the world of your company, team, neighborhood or family.” – Steve Farber

As the best-selling author of one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, an accomplished senior-level leadership consultant, and a frequent guest on news-talk shows around the country, Steve Farber has gained a reputation as a “leadership guru” in his own right. Farber has worked with 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, government agencies and more, And whatever the audience, Steve’s speeches are always deeply thought-provoking and eminently practical, as well as inspiring and entertaining—a combination of qualities that are a must for any successful conference or meeting.


Greater Than Yourself: 3 Steps to Attaining the New Gold Standard of Leadership
The truly great leaders in life and work become so by causing others to be greater than themselves. After decades of time and millions of dollars spent on leadership development and mentoring programs, why is there still a crisis of leadership at many levels of the business world? By now, most business leaders have learned that their job is to expand and develop their own capacity, while simultaneously preparing the next generation of leaders to take the reins. Develop talent, they’ve been taught. Be a coach. A mentor. But it doesn’t happen all that often. At least, not in any significant way. Maybe we’ve just been expecting too much. Steve Farber believes that we’ve actually been expecting too little. It’s time, he says, to set a new gold standard for what it means to be a leader of substance and influence: The true measure of your greatness as a leader is to develop leaders who are greater than you. In this program – based on the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling book, Greater Than Yourself – he 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. With this powerful, three-step approach, Steve Farber reveals how your organization or team can achieve explosive results by encouraging every leader and employee to take on a Greater Than Yourself relationship for unprecedented personal growth and productivity:

  •  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.

As a speaker, Steve ignites audiences with the power of his ideas, and Greater Than Yourself will show you and your organization how to attain the new gold standard of leadership and re-enlist in greatness – beginning with one employee and one relationship at a time.

The Radical LEAP: Extreme Leadership at Work and Beyond
In this chaotic and extreme age, business leaders must demonstrate an unprecedented level of passion, determination, foresight, dedication, and fearlessness. People won’t follow empty rhetoric, but they will respond to significant, meaningful, and dramatic action. As an Extreme Leader, you need the ability to influence, the power to transform and the courage to change the world of your company, your customers, and your industry. In The Radical Leap, Steve shows you how to use the LEAP framework – Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof – to do just that – and radically improve your organization and your life.

The Radical Edge: The Extreme Leader’s Guide to Uncommon Achievement
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…

  • Find your personal focus as a leader – that zone in which you provide total value and significance to yourself and others – regardless of what’s happening in the company, the markets, or the economy.
  • Use the WUP technique to observe, process and interpret the world around you in order to bring new, world-changing 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.

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