I had the pleasure of being introduced to Steve Farber, the author of, “Greater than Yourself“, by a very good friend of mine by the name of Ron Schultz. Steve and I had the opportunity to meet in person recently at the Innovation and Humanities Conference in Orange, CA and I was very impressed with his viewpoints on leadership. Steve’s new book entitled, “Greater than Yourself“, is truly a book about developing leaders with heart and soul.
In a not so distant era in time, the terms heart and soul were probably frowned upon using, and the word love was a definite no-no. It is so refreshing to see that things are shifting, and that we are moving from the me to the we. That collaboration, cooperation and sharing best practices are the actions by true thought leaders.
Steve’s whole premise in his easy to read book is about three simple, but powerful, ideas.
1) Expand Yourself – shift your perception from I to We, from Alone to Interdependent and from Me to We.
2) Give Yourself – commit a specific percentage of your time that you’ll consistently offer to your “Greater Than Yourself” project. What Steve means here is be willing to help someone succeed with all of your heart and soul. Want for their personal success more than yours, and be willing to commit to helping them attain it.
3) Replicate Yourself – you’ll experience the power of expanding beyond your personal, one-to-one influence-the raw material for changing your organization for the better.
I am convenienced that if the leaders of this great nation of ours, from congress to our President, were to practice what Steve Farber articulates in this wonderful book and parable, that our nation would be a much better place to live. That the current problems of our world would be solved much more easily, and with so much more cooperation. I can only hope that they get a copy of Steve’s book, read it and practice the simple but extremely powerful “lead by example” principles.
I highly recommend this book, and encourage you to visit Steve’s website by clicking here for a wealth of content that is bound to shift your personal leadership style. Enjoy this interview with a dynamic, engaging and wonderful leader himself Steve Farber.