Leadership Starts In The Heart, Steve Farber, TBJApodcast 121
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Are you afraid to use the word love in business? Find out love should be at the heart of your business. Leadership expert, Steve Farber, shares how leadership starts in the heart: the power of love in business.

Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Inc. and founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to changing the world through the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in business and beyond. Former “Vice President and Official Mouthpiece” (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company, Farber is a seasoned leadership coach and consultant who has worked with a vast array of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, public education, non-profits, and government. He is listed on Inc’s ranking of the Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts in the world.

Think Like A Journalist Quote

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” –Steve Jobs

Success Quote

“Do what you love in the service of people who love what you do.” –Steve Farber

Career Highlight

Steve has written three books and teaches on leadership. After his book, The Radical Leap came out, he started to hear from industry experts in the world of education. In 2011, a San Diego event that Steve was involved in with local educational leaders got together on the Midway Ship. The turnout was outstanding…900 people. Find out why it was such a success.

When It Didn’t Work

Steve was working as VP with Tom Peters using the Leading Out Loud program. He was told by an audience member that he was not modeling “authenticity”. Steve was crushed. Find out what he learned from this experience and how it changed him when he’s on stage presenting.

You won’t connect with everyone.

Don’t let yourself explain away feedback.

Top Tips
  1. Leap: Love. Energy. Audacity. Proof
  2. Your heart has to be in your work.
  3. Leadership isn’t about your title.
  4. Leaderships is about your willingness to change things for the better and influence others to come along.
  5. Find your heart connection to your work.
  6. Generate energy.
  7. Audacity. Forget about “the box”.
  8. Proof….provide proof…follow through with commitments, promises, and results.
  9. Multimedia Resource

Website/blog. Facebook


The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner

Resource Links

Steve’s Books
The Radical Leap, 10th Anniversary
The Radical Edge
Greater Than Yourself


Steve Farber Extreme Leadership

Twitter @SteveFarber


Phoebe Chongchua
Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Brand Consultant & Marketing Strategist who is revolutionizing brand communication with consumers. She makes companies remarkable using brand journalism storytelling to grow their online presence, build a community, and gain greater market share. Phoebe is a former TV News journalist who helps brands gain a competitive advantage by learning to “Be the Media”. Phoebe is the host of “The Brand Journalism Advantage” podcast and a “Top 50 Podcaster To Follow”. Listen in iTunes or at ThinkLikeAJournalist.com

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