Leadership pioneer, strategist, keynote speaker, and bestselling author
Named as the #1 Business Speaker to See by Huffington Post, Steve Farber is a leadership pioneer, strategist, and bestselling author on extreme leadership. Inc. Magazine listed him as one of the top global Leadership and Management Experts.
A leadership expert of note, Steve Farber has the ability and expertise to create organisational cultures where leadership is not only an opportunity and obligation for those in authority but for all levels of an organisation.
The former Tom Peters Company vice president, Steve Farmer is the President of Extreme Leadership, Inc, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute. The latter is an organisation devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders on a global scale. In this regard, his accessible, inspirational, and practical LEAP framework is widely used across the business, non-profit, and education spectrum.
A prolific author of note, his third book, Greater Than Yourself, was both a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. His first book, The Radical Leap, considered a classic in the leadership field, received Fast Company Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. The Radical Edge, his second book offering, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.”
Besides writing books, Steve Farber writes a column The Extreme Leadership Chronicles that frequently runs on Inc.com.
Amongst clients worked with, Steve includes hundreds of large and small organisations, such as the likes of Cisco, John Hopkins, TriNet, and Intel. He has also either worked with or addressed virtually every industry, including financial services, health care, public education, government, the tech sector, entertainment, hospitality, and manufacturing.
Conference speaker Steve Farber is accredited with redefining leadership in deeply personal yet practical terms, re-energising thousands of people to make a difference in their lives, business, and environment. He lives in the USA and presents in English. Steve is also available for virtual events.
“As I expected Steve was phenomenal...Feedback from the students included remarks such as: 'He gets it' 'He is in touch with us and how we need to operate and lead in the future'...'Steve was right on, the best leadership speaker I have ever heard'. I know that the students will put LEAP into action.”
“Your message of Extreme Leadership was directly on-target and inspired the entire group. Your mix of humor and emotion, together with the relevance of the topic to our situation at General Mills, kept the audience captivated. Thanks again for a great day and a compelling message. We will all remember the key message that you delivered and its importance to our everyday life both at work and home: 'Do what you love in the service of people who love what you do.”
They don’t teach this stuff in business school, but they should. Every leader at every level of every organization needs to take Farber’s message to heart and put it into action. It’s what I strive to do every day in my business. Steve spoke at our international convention of 2000 people from 150 countries, and he rocked the house. He was fantastic!”
“Thank you for sharing your expertise with our audience and contributing to the huge success of our conference. Your presentation on Extreme Leadership Principles to Change the World inspired our audience. Without a doubt driving the end-to-end process improvement or any major business activity requires energizing leadership regardless of a job level. We are grateful for your participation at the Microsoft QBE Forum.”
“Your message to our Leadership Team was so eloquently delivered I was left speechless. It wasn't just a speech -- one way and directional -- but rather a mantra to live and work by. Your message about love, energy, audacity and proof hit home with every one of the folks in that room. It was tangible and practical and could be put to application immediately. In fact, we did so throughout the next day by creating action plans to implement that energy to create change in our culture. It was one of the best, if not the best, I have ever heard. I was thoroughly impressed in how you made the whole session so personal to the Bayer team. Your preparation is impeccable. I was personally moved and wanted to thank you for the opportunity to have that experience, to watch our Leadership Team get ignited with passion, and to propel us to GREATNESS.”