Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership

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Crown Publishing Group, Mar 3, 2009 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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An inspiring parable on 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 that 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 a powerful message for today’s business leaders.
 

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“Greater Than Yourself” My PLN and the internet is helping me to accomplish the simple idea of “GTY”
I just finished reading a great book that a member of my PLN recommended (sorry I can’t remember
who, let me know if it was you). The book “Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership” by Steve Farber is a quick read but could still have a profound affect on 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. 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.T.Y. (Greater Than Yourself). It immediately made me think about how I have learned so much and have grown as an individual and an educator with the help of my PLN from places likeTwitter. Without my PLN I would not have been able to attend the Google Teacher Academy in Washington DC. I hope that because of my growth I have been able to give back to my PLN by posting information to Twitter and being a lead learner at places like the Google Teacher Academy in San Antonio. I am hoping to further to the G.T.Y. mentality. 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. 

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
25
Section 8
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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STEVE FARBER, the president of Extreme Leadership, is a leadership consultant and speaker, and the author of the national bestseller The Radical Leap as well as The Radical Edge. He lives in San Diego, California.

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