EXTREME LEADERSHIP

How to Put More Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof into Your Work
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • CULTIVATE MORE LOVE IN YOUR WORK AND COMPANY
  • GENERATE ENERGY FOR A MORE PRODUCTIVE ENVIRONMENT
  • DEVELOP MORE COURAGE TO CHANGE YOUR WORLD
  • PROVE YOUR INTENTIONS TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS
  • LEAD IN AN EXTREME MANNER THAT GETS BIG RESULTS
  • AND MUCH MORE…

ABOUT THE SEMINAR

Here’s the problem: many people who call themselves leaders are only posing. They’re wearing the label or accepting the title without putting their skin in the game. Assuming that you really do aspire to lead, Steve Farber approaches the act of leadership as you’d approach an extreme sport: learn to love the fear and exhilaration that naturally comes with the territory. And that takes a personal commitment and a significant, personal choice. Extreme Leadership is the dynamic interplay of fear and love, two of the most powerful forces in the human experience. And in Steve’s estimation, those who actively and intentionally use the experience of fear and love everyday in their attempts to change things for the better, in whatever arena, are Extreme Leaders. Watch this program if you’re ready to make that choice…

Steve Farber is continuously raising the stakes of leadership to the extreme. He is an executive coach, speaker and a best-selling author. His first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. His second book, The Radical Edge was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.” His newest book, titled, Greater Than Yourself, was recently published by Doubleday.

Steve Farber is the former Vice President of legendary management guru Tom Peters’ Company and is now the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated-an organization devoted to changing the world through the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community. He is the co-founding director of the Center for Social Profit Leadership, and serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for the world-famous Up With People program.

As one of the most highly sought-after speakers in North America, Steve’s client list reads like the Who’s Who in American business.

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EXTREME LEADERSHIP

Thanks very much. Good afternoon. It’s great to be here with you guys. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover so I’m going to jump right in and I’m going to start by comparing some notes with you here in a little bit because you know I’ve been at this work of leadership development now for 20 years and I’ve had the opportunity to work with just about every kind of organization you can imagine in just about every kind of industry you can imagine. From top to bottom I’m creating cultures of leadership. So I’ve been involved not only in the practice of leadership in my own companies and Tom’s company, for example, but I’ve been involved in the study of leadership, researching about leadership, writing about leadership, speaking about leadership, coaching about leadership for 20 years… Cultivating love. Love and business are not two words that we typically utter in the same sentence right? And we tend to think that love has got no place there. A lot of people feel this way and that’s why it makes them squirm when I start talking about it. Love’s got nothing to do with business and frankly that point of view is flat out wrong. At the very least it’s misguided. At the very least it misses the point and in fact, what we’re going to find is – and I don’t expect you to take this at face value. I want to make my case for this alright, but I think what we’re going to find is not only is this word not inappropriate, love is at the very foundation of leadership. It’s at the foundation of any great leadership act and not only that, it’s at the foundation of any great thriving competitive business. The problem that we create and the mistake that we often make is that we assume that that’s enough for people, that because it’s important it should be enough and it’s not. Human beings have a very deep primal need to be a part of something great. So non-rhetorical question #2 addresses that directly and it’s some variation of this theme. What do I/we really do here? What’s the higher meaning and purpose of our work? There’s no magic way to answer this question but I just want to get you going on the right track and again, let me be very specific as to what I’m asking you do to here with this question. The first step is to take the time that this deserves to really think about this and really reflect on this and you’ll see that it relates to the first question about why you love your work. It relates to your history of how you got to be doing the work that you do. It relates to the people that you work with. It relates to the impact that you think you could have on the world. All of that stuff comes into play in trying to answer