Steve Farber

Leadership and Management Guru; Author of The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership and Greater Than Yourself

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Leadership and Management Guru; Author of The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership and Greater Than Yourself

Listed as one of Inc’s global Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts, Steve Farber is a Leadership Pioneer, Strategist, Keynote Speaker and Bestselling Author on Extreme Leadership. His expertise is in creating organizational cultures where leadership is not just an opportunity and obligation for those in authority, but for everyone at all levels.

Extreme Leadership

Steve is the President of Extreme Leadership, Inc, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders around the world. His accessible, deeply inspirational, and eminently practical Radical LEAP framework is widely used across the business, non-profit and education spectrum. Farber has been credited with redefining leadership in deeply personal yet practical terms and re-energizing thousands of people to make a significant difference in their businesses, lives, and the world around them.


Steve’s fourth book and his latest, Love is Just Damn Good Business, is due out September 2019. His third book, Greater Than Yourself, was a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. His second book, The Radical Edge, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.” And his first book, The Radical Leap, is already considered a classic in the leadership field. It received Fast Company magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time.


Leadership Keynote Speaker Steve Farber has worked with Johns Hopkins, Cisco, Intel, TriNet, Hyatt and hundreds of other organizations large and small. He has spoken to or worked with virtually every industry there is–from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, public education, retail, and government.

Driven to Succeed with Extreme Leadership

Steve Farber has transformed the way many automakers evaluate leadership. He promotes an Extreme Leadership framework that shows how a leader can be defined by substance, significance, and success. In addition, Farber is the bestselling author of three groundbreaking books: • The Radical Leap – Encourages leaders to embrace the Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof (LEAP) framework in all that they do to inspire themselves and others. • The Radical Edge – Drives a journey of self-discovery, one that empowers anyone to renew their passion and excitement for day-to-day life and find ways to change the world for the better. • Greater Than Yourself – Shows a reader how to become a genuine leader, i.e. someone who could care less about their title, position, or role in an organization and is focused on taking steps to achieve their full potential and teach others how to do the same. As an auto industry leadership speaker, Farber has shared his Extreme Leadership mission with automotive organizations big and small, ensuring audience members can understand how to become an Extreme Leader who is passionate and engaged in their everyday activities. He also provides multiple presentations to help your automotive organization learn how to transform its culture into one that emphasizes Extreme Leadership at all levels.

Greater Than Yourself: The New Gold Standard for Mentoring and Talent Development

The truly great leaders in life and work become so by causing others to be greater than themselves. In this program—based on his Wall Street Journal bestseller, Greater Than Yourself—leadership speaker, Steve Farber, 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.

Radical Accountability: A Guide to Uncommon Achievement in Every Aspect of Life

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…Determine and clarify your personal focus as a leader. Use a simple technique to create and bring innovative 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. 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.

The Extreme Leadership Jam Session

Here’s the idea: Steve’s been in the trenches. He has over 20 years of experience working with thousands of business leaders in all kinds of industries. And much of that experience has revolved around having open, honest and powerful conversations about the nature of leadership with his clients and then helping them to apply new ideas to their specific challenges. To put it simply: there is no script when you’re dealing with your client’s current business realities. Now, the fact is that Steve delivers a powerful and entertaining keynote speech. And he loves to do it. But the Extreme Leadership Jam Session is a departure from the leadership speaker norm, because there is no script. With the exception of a couple of principles to set the stage, there is no specific list of points to be covered. The audience will determine the course of the program. Right on the spot. And the program will develop according to the group’s most pressing leadership needs and questions. THIS WOULD SCARE THE PANTS OFF OF MANY “PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS.” Take away their script, and you take away their net. And many speakers either don’t like that, or, frankly, have nothing to say beyond the scripted word. Farber loves it, and so will you…if you have the nerve to give it a try.

Love is Just Damn Good Business: A New Strategic Advantage for Today’s Hyper-Competitive World

From the bestselling author of The Radical Leap, The Radical Edge, and Greater Than Yourself comes the first keynote to directly address love as a hard-core business principle that generates measurable results. Over the last 10 years alone, the business world has spent close to a trillion dollars on leadership development; yet, 73% of people are still disengaged in their work. 10 years ago, that number was 70%. Something is dreadfully wrong. Steve Farber has learned that the solution is to do something more radical, something extreme: Operationalize love as a core business practice. To be clear, this isn’t about group hugs in the elevator. This isn’t about love as a sentiment; it’s about love as a discipline, as a practice. When love is part of an organization’s framework and operationalized in its culture, employees and customers feel genuinely valued. Employees who are passionate about the work that they do are more loyal, innovative, creative, and inspired, and that translates to great customer experience. They don’t serve others out of obligation, but because of a genuine desire to improve people’s lives. And when customers reciprocate by loving your products, your services, and your people, that’s when something great happens. That’s when you get loyalty. That’s when you get raving fans, and that’s where the money comes from. It’s a refreshingly human way of doing business. Drawing on his work with a wide variety of companies from the Fortune 100 to smaller, entrepreneurial ventures, renown leadership expert Steve Farber shows you proven strategies, shares inspiring case studies, and teaches practical steps on how to build a corporate culture that operationalizes love as a significant competitive advantage.

All Steve Farber Books

Love is Just Damn Good Business: Do What You Love in the Service of People Who Love What You Do
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Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership
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The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World
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The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership
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“Your presentation had a profound impact on many people, including me, and will play a role in the thinking and spirit necessary to continue our success.”

- Jeff Ludrof | President, Erie Insurance Group

"Steve Farber is a wholly original and singular talent. His voice is unique, his passion is authentic, and his practical knowledge runs deep. Farber is a teacher, a provocateur and an entertainer extraordinaire."

- Jim Kouzes | co-author, The Leadership Challenge, Credibility, and Encouraging the Heart

"BRAVO! Where do I begin to thank you for your outstanding performance at our recent convention in New York? It was my personal and professional privilege to work with you! Thank you for making ASA and me look so good."

- | American Staffing Association

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Love is Just Damn Good Business: Do What You Love in the Service of People Who Love What You Do
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Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership
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