I have known author Steve Farber for several years now, and this is my second podcast with him. His new book entitled “The Radical Leap Re-Energized” is the subject of this interview The Radical Leap Re-Engerized is designed for those readers and leaders who do what they do because they love it, and and they are in service to others.
Steve is extremely passionate about his work, and in this new book which is part non-fiction and part fiction Steve guides the reader to renew their excitement for what they do and encourage others to lead with passion. What Steve refers to as the Radical Leap is associated with 1) cultivating love 2) generating energy 3) inspiring audacity and 4) providing proof.
Love is the ultimate motivation of the Extreme Leader: love of something or someone, love of a cause, love of a principle, love of the people you work with and the customers you serve, love of the future you and yours can create together, love of the business you conduct together ever day. Without the calling and commitment of your heart, there’s no good reason for you to take a stand, to take a risk, or to do what it takes to change your world for the better.
Generate energy-the Extreme Leader is a generator, a powerful force for action, for progress, and an enthusiastic believer in people and in their capacity to do the awesome. Steve asks ” what gets you out of bed and brings you to work?” If you are to be the generator, where does you juice come from? In what well do you dip your cup to get the nourishment you need to meet the obstacles and challenges that you and your face every day. So what generates energy–Love, Great Ideas, Noble Principles, Leaping Goals, Interesting Work, Exciting Challenges and a Compelling Vision.
Inspire Audacity– for the Extreme Leader, audacity is the bold and blatant disregard for normal constraints in order to change the world for the better. Love-inspired audacity is courageous and fille with valor. The Extreme Leader is audacious not to serve his or her own ego, but to serve the common good. And to do so boldly and blatantly and let the naysayers be damned.
If you are a leader, and I am not just don’t referring to someone in business. Leaders are all around us, Mom’s, Dad’s, Sisters, Brothers we are all leaders. Steve’s book will provide you the inspiration to lead with principle and integrity and to take the leap forward into a new way of perceiving your role as a leader.