Stepback Leadership Keynote is a 90-minute journey that talks about the lost leadership art of the Filipinos 2,000 years ago.
This leadership keynote is based on the cultural archeological work that was published in a book, Stepback: The Lost Art of Filipino Leadership (Scroll, 2019 Edition).
The Filipino ancestors built the rice terraces out of the Cordillera Mountains about 2,000 years ago. These mountains are located in the northern Philippines.
They built the terraces through a unique leadership concept.
The rice terraces can be compared with other Wonders of the Ancient World. Obviously, many of these were built by either salaried skilled workers or slaves.
But the Ifugao Rice Terraces stand out because they were constructed by freemen. And they acted through a deep sense of trust, humanity, and collaboration.
Interestingly, no single leader was ever identified for its creation. Because as it turned out, the people themselves were collectively the leader.
This leadership keynote speech hopes to share the lost art of Filipino leadership. This leadership philosophy existed long before the Spaniards conquered the Philippines in 1521. This is the same year when we started to lose our leadership identity.