Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership

Steve Farber

Broadway Books,  March 2009

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An interesting parable of the greatest leadership lesson of all- that the best leaders go beyond the tenets of the Golden Rule, and help others to be better than they are themselves.

Too many people assume the timeless principles of genuine leadership—of helping others achieve their full potential—don’t apply Monday through Friday during work hours or in any circumstance where a paycheck is involved.

In Greater Than Yourself, Steve Farber proves them wrong. 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. Through the actions of a forward-thinking and extraordinarily successful CEO, Farber reveals the three keys to achieving what he calls GTY: Expand Yourself, Give Yourself, and Replicate Yourself.

Filled with thought-provoking ideas and actionable principles, Greater Than Yourself offers perhaps the most powerful message today’s business leaders can learn.

hardcover | ISBN: 9780385522618 | Publication Date: March 2009

Reviews:
"Greater Than Yourself is a terrific -- no, wonderful -- idea. Steve is a tremendous writer and an original thinker."
--Tom Peters, world-renowned management guru, bestselling author of In Search of Excellence and Re-Imagine

"Raising someone up does not reduce your stature -- in fact, it exalts you in ways you have to experience to believe. Greater Than Yourself shows how you can begin improving the world by giving of yourself It's a wonderful message wrapped in a highly entertaining, well-written story."            
--Ken Blanchard , coauthor of The One-Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level

"In today's unsettling world, our greatness as leaders is determined by our ability to instill greatness in others. Reading Steve Farber's wonderful book Greater Than Yourself will teach you how to do this -- and that maybe the greatest lesson of all."
--Marci Shimoff, New rork Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason

"Greater Than Yourself is more than a good tale well told. It's a path-breaking book that brings to life the ultimate leadership lesson -- that the highest purpose of our work is the development of other leaders. It's a gift for your mind and your spirit. I enthusiastically recommend it."                                         
--Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the bestselling book The Leadership Challenge, Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University