Get some newly-discovered insights on how to lead and manage in the Philippines effectively. This is a cultural archeological work done in 2,000-year-old Philippine Rice Terraces of the Cordillera. This book argues that Stepback Leadership is the pre-colonial leadership philosophy of the ancient Filipinos.
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A leadership training can't be as unique as Stepback Expedition. The action happens right where the Filipino ancestors first displayed their leadership ingenuity.Dante Salamat
We are grateful to these leaders for allowing the public to know how Stepback has changed their lives. 🙂
'It's refreshing to learn the old leadership wisdom of Filipinos. I regret not to know about this earlier.'
'Knowing that we have our own leadership structure is empowering. We're on to build our community.'
'Joining the Stepback Leadership Expedition is the best leadership training I've been in my entire life!'
Our leadership insights are grounded on our original leadership philosophy.
This book paints an inspiring picture on how the so-called barbaric, naive, and uneducated ancient Filipino society has constructed and maintained a millennia-old magnificent edifice of elaborate beauty, which on the contrary speaks volumes of our great identity, unique leadership philosophy, and sustainable management ingenuity.
But when we look at our challenges as cultural, then we are in a better position to address the culture instead of the situation. Thus, most organizational problems are not situation in real nature. It's cultural.
Our indigenous people know who they are, where they stand, and what they represent (modern-day branding). They have identified, clarified, and solidified their culture so strong not even time was able to put them away.
My argument is simple: It must have been impossible to build such an engineering marvel without any leadership philosophy and management system—an outright dismissal of the notion that "our ancestors were naive, barbaric, and uneducated."
Mutual respect makes a lasting leadership. When people say it's lonely at the top, it only happens when you're alone at the top. Why not bring as many people as you can so you can all enjoy being on top?
"In leadership, there's a difference between leading and being followed. If you're leading, it means people rely on you. If you're simply being followed, it means they only comply with you."
Chances are, our type of leadership today creates a culture of self-centeredness, individualism, doubt, and competition—a perfect recipe for an inevitable disaster where everyone becomes a casualty.
We've got to agree. There are hundred leadership speakers in the Philippines. Chances are, you've picked one who didn't live up to the hype of his profile. This article presents several ways on how be an expert leadership speaker.
The Philippines is home to natural beauty. And we need not change that. We are naturally beautiful inside and out. Yet, we often feel lacking. Thus, ungrateful. We feel we're not enough. Then, we find ourselves wanting for more.
Our culture dictates the behavior of people.
Stepback is a leadership development and culture transformation company that helps people and organization see the bigger picture in life and at work. We work with leadership teams to rebuild their organizational culture based on the original Filipino identity, leadership philosophy, and management ingenuity.
We have spoken to multi-national companies and national associations. In addition, we have consulted to corporations on a consistent, regular basis. Check out the partial client list in the Philippines.
Stepback is the 2,000-year-old original leadership art of Filipinos. We hope to bring this lost art back to organizations. We believe that this can solve the modern challenges in leading and managing people even in our time.
The effect of colonization of Spain, US, and Japanese left us with forgotten identity. We no longer know who we are as leaders. We use Western leadership and management concepts in our organization. Yet, we have our own unique leadership structure prior to Spanish invasion in 1521. In fact, this leadership structure built the popular Ifugao Rice Terraces. If we made it in the ancient times, we can make it today. We hope to introduce to your people how great we were back then. To regain this greatness is to assure greatness of your organization.
LLOYD ABRIA LUNA—the first Filipino to represent the Philippines in Global Speakers Summit, the first to speak in a French and European Speakers Convention, the first to become member of the board of Global Speakers Federation, and the first Registered Speaking Professional in the Philippines—is a renowned professional speaker and author of 16 best-selling books. He is the founder and CEO of Stepback, a leadership and culture development company that helps leaders and organizations see the bigger picture in life and at work. He has been an Asian motivational speaker for 15 years, delivering an average of 120 inspirational speeches annually.
He is the youngest board member of the Global Speakers Federation, a $1B industry that has an extended reach to over 53,000 thought leaders that impact over 50,000,000 households every year. It has 15 member-countries worldwide including the Philippines. Lloyd is the founder and president of Philippine Association of Professional Speakers.
As author and originator of “Stepback: the lost art of Filipino leadership” Lloyd teaches the practice of putting people at the center of leadership. Using his in-depth study of the building of the 2,000-year-old Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, which has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lloyd believes that great leaders are shaped and defined by three crucial steps they make for their people: (1) stepping in to educate them; (2) stepping back to delegate to them; and (3) stepping up to grow with them.
His discovery has been the cornerstone of organizational leadership programs in the areas of management, sales and marketing, business development, and innovation and change.
Lloyd is the president of LLOYDLUNA Communications, the parent company of Stepback, Umbrella Motivational Speakers, Scroll Publishing, Skybell Clothing, and Peaches Music.
Lloyd has been a resource speaker in over 1,000 conventions, conferences, and seminars, has appeared in over 200 media interviews, and has spoken on leadership to personnel of several major global companies worldwide, to key managers and staff of Philippine government agencies, and to students and faculty of various schools in Asia.
For his work as a motivational speaker, Lloyd has been conferred scores of awards over the years, among them the Collegiate Ambassador for Peace award in South Korea, remarkable alumnus of Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and the 2010 SM Supermarket Brand Ambassador award. At age 31, he was nominated for the 2013 Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines award. In 2018, he was also considered by Go Negosyo for the ASEAN Business Awards.
In 2019, he was conferred Quezon Medal of Honor, the highest recognition given to a civilian by the provincial government out of its 2 million population.
We'd like to add value to your people and organization. By getting us as a keynote speaker in your event, you're allowing your people to learn about the 2,000-year-old lost leadership art of the Filipinos. Rediscovering their real leadership identity can inspire them to lead our way.
The western concept of leadership has been with us for hundreds of years. It created a vacuum between our past and future organizational success. It's time to see the bigger picture.
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