It was wrapped in what seemed to be a fictional narrative. Show Notes: 2:45 — How the greatest leaders become the greatest leaders and do extraordinary things 6:00 — Recognizing your ability to influence people to change the world for the better 9:10 — How to be the kind of leader that people want to be around 11:10 — What can you do to ensure everyone that does business with you will be elevated in their life or their business? Brimming with surprises, outsized personalities, and plenty of charm, this personal history of how the circus evolved into the thrilling experience it is today delivers all the excitement and pleasure of the circus ring itself. Knowledge may be power, but the giving of knowledge is far more powerful because it enriches both the provider and receiver. But this one did it for me. I am hoping to further to the G. Promote their welfare, fortunes, success and capacity for achievement. The result wins accolades not just for the receiver but for the giver as well.
I agree with Farber that most humans have a feeling, deep down, to want to help others become more. I've read few books written in the story format about self-improvement. Steve is a tremendous writer and an original thinker. If you get a chance to check it out I hope it will inspire you as well and I hope to be able to grow with you through the interwebs. In this powerful and inspiring story, Farber shows that the goal of a genuine leader is to help others - teammates, employees, and colleagues - become more capable and confident and accomplished than they are themselves.
I said it was an allegory If leadership is your bent or if you can't figure out why you are pigeon holed at your current place of employment I recommend this book for you. I will not spoil it for you, but the idea is how you can give of yourself to help make others better and at the same time help yourself to continue growing. I did like the epilogue where it talked about actually implementing the model. That is how this felt. There is an excellent part towards the front of the book that talks about social media and how it is increasing the idea of G.
I do have to disagree with Farber on one critical point. Farber does here and the concept that he is promoting is very much changing my life. While it does have a similar message to a lot of other books out there, it is well worth reading. Filled with actionable principles and innovative ideas, Greater Than Yourself is perhaps the most powerful message today's business leaders can learn. The story is light and interesting and predictable. I've read few books written in the story format about self-improvement. In episode 67 of Fresh Tracks I speak with leadership consultant, speaker, and best-selling author Steve Farber about what it means to be a true leader.
The story is light and interesting and predictable. He has helped so many engineers and technology gurus become all that they could be, without worrying that he was the one on top. And I think that is why I gave it four stars. This is a quick and easy read and the storyline captures the attention. Greater Than Yourself combines a interesting story backed by a compelling idea that will absolutely make a difference. Guest post from Steve Farber: How do you become a great leader and a better person? With this powerful and eye-opening story, Farber shows that the goal of true leadership is to help others—teammates, employees, and colleagues—become more capable, confident, and accomplished than their leaders. Then you will definitely get a fond understanding of the concept of Extreme Leadership.
The bottom line is this - Greater Than Yourself is the most unique book on leadership I have read in a long time. This book lists three simple things you can do to help those around you become better than yourself and having your relationships profit from doing so- three simple ideas that could change the lives of those around you. We expand ourselves in order to give to others. It has some good points about elevating people above yourself with the talents you have. If you are looking for a new way of thinking, a new leadership approach, or just a better way to live your life then read this book.
For more information, please visit. And that's the other thing that nagged at me while reading. It's a path-breaking book that brings to life the ultimate leadership lessonthat the highest purpose of our work is the development of other leaders. The E-mail message field is required. And if you succeed at that, your own success is absolutely guaranteed as well.
I cannot recommend this highly enough and would love to have a discussion with anyone who has a chance to read this one. Thank you E D for providing us this book. The story is writen in a fast pace, with well thought-out characters. That sounds like mentoring to me. I was quickly sucked into the idea, and started thinking about who I could work with.
The ability to work well with others, tap into social networks, and draw on collective intelligence is critically important, adding to our knowledge of the world we live in. Using Greater Than Yourself as a model, product managers can truly build peers and people on other teams, resulting in great products that people want to buy. Greater Than Yourself proved to be a great starting point for anyone interested in learning to lead well and then multiplying that leadership in order to make a significant cultural shift in any organization or community. I can sum up the bulk of this review with a single question. Good book for any Leadership group. Our ability to create a culture of giving, to facilitate relationships and share knowledge, life lessons, connections and experience are invaluable gifts to share with others.