201: Steve Farber: I couldn’t bear the moral dilemma that I had

//201: Steve Farber: I couldn’t bear the moral dilemma that I had

201: Steve Farber: I couldn’t bear the moral dilemma that I had

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Steve Farber had a moral dilemma with the business that he owned. So, he got out. But he had nothing to go to. Eventually, he flipped his radical leap into a 30-year career of helping leaders to move onward and upward faster.

Steve Farber was born and raised in suburban Chicago, otherwise known as “Chicagoland.”

His mother died when he was 8 years old, and he was raised mostly by his father, who never re-married. He was the youngest of three. Since his sister and brother were 7 and 9 years older, he started out as the baby, but by the time he got to middle school he was, in effect, an only child, living with his dad and spending a lot of time fending for himself and hanging out with friends. At 23, he started his own family and his own business.

Steve’s independent, self-reliant childhood combined with a community of deep, lifelong friendships, cultivated in him an entrepreneurial spirit and a deep interest in the dynamics of social, material and psychological success.

Steve’s first entrepreneurial venture was in the commodities futures arena where he learned how to lead, sell, market, and operate a business. He also learned that—even though he loved business—he hated that business. So, he shut it down and pursued his burgeoning passion for authentic, inspiring leadership, which, over the course of many years, ultimately led him to develop his own body of work, which is represented in 3 bestselling books.

His most recent book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership details the steps needed for each of the three GTY pillars – Expand yourself, give yourself and replicate yourself.

Steve’s career as a family guy has given him a daughter, 2 sons, 3 stepdaughters and the dubious distinction of being a man who raised teenagers for 25 straight years. He is still waiting for the medal.

Now an exuberant empty-nester, he lives with his wife, Veronica, in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego in a condo overlooking the San Diego bay.

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“Love is a powerful business principle.” – Click to Tweet

“Love is at the foundation of what great leadership is.” – Click to Tweet

“Love is just damn good business, if we do it right.” – Click to Tweet

“As business leaders and organizations, we need our customers to love us.” – Click to Tweet

“If someone is just satisfied with us, there’s no loyalty.” – Click to Tweet

“The only way I can create a culture that people love working in is if I love it and them, myself, first.” – Click to Tweet

“If you want a competitive advantage, it’s all traced back to our own hearts.” – Click to Tweet

“One of the main things that holds us back is that we tend to think of business as a zero-sum game.” – Click to Tweet

“My greatest opportunities will come from my ability to help you find your greatest opportunities.” – Click to Tweet

“My greatest success will come from the degree to which I’m able to help you achieve your success.” – Click to Tweet

“The most successful people are the ones that tend to make other people more successful.” – Click to Tweet

“If we can change the experience of what it means to go to work, we can change the world.” – Click to Tweet

“The greatest leaders never focus the attention on their own greatness.” – Click to Tweet

“The greatest leader become the greatest leaders by making others greater than themselves.” – Click to Tweet

“So, you want to know how to become the greatest leader around? Make others greater than you.” – Click to Tweet

“There are people that have no interest in growing; you can’t choose for somebody else.” – Click to Tweet

“You can’t become a better leader simply because you think you’re supposed to; you have to want to.” – Click to Tweet

“If the only reason you can think of to not do something is because the idea scares you, then that’s the reason to do it.” – Click to Tweet

“If you get negative feedback, even if you don’t believe it’s true, assume that they’re right and go from there.” – Click to Tweet

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Hump to Get Over

Steve Farber had a moral dilemma with the business that he owned. So, he got out. But he had nothing to go to. Eventually, he flipped his radical leap into a 30-year career of helping leaders to move onward and upward faster.

Advice for others

Just start writing your experience for other people to read.

Holding him back from being an even better leader

Taking on too many projects all at once and a lot of things fall through the cracks.

Best Leadership Advice

If you get negative feedback, even if you don’t believe it’s true, assume that they’re right and go from there.

Secret to Success

I love people.

Best tools in business or life

My ability to communicate in various media.

Recommended Reading

Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership

The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership

The Radical Edge: Another Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership

Leading Out Loud: Inspiring Change Through Authentic Communications, New and Revised

The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner)

Contacting Steve Farber

Email: steve [at] stevefarber.com

Website: https://www.stevefarber.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevefarber

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevefarber/

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