As Founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, Jason Barger and associates work with teams and organizations who are passionate about developing their people, culture, service, and clarity of mission, vision and values for the future. As a collaborative partner, Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC provides consulting, training, interactive workshops, facilitated retreats, keynote speeches, and resources for distance learning that engage the minds and hearts of people.
The Case For Developing Leaders & Culture
The most effective leaders, teams and organizations in the world Step Back to Move Forward. They realize the new economy requires laser focus on developing leaders, culture, and clarity of mission, vision, and values. Employees who feel valued, buy-in to the core values of the organization, and have a clear vision for WHY, WHERE and HOW they are going to travel into the future, deliver better results. In a world that is more “busy” than “effective,” the best leaders understand that growing and developing an organization takes intentional focus and action. They are committed to engaging the minds and hearts of their people. Step Back Leadership Consulting is passionate about this work.
According to the Gallup Organization, teams and organizations that focus and develop the strengths and leadership of their members remove disengagement almost entirely: from 22 out of 100 disengaged members on average, to an average of 1 out of 100 members. (Gallup Organization, Strengths Assessment, 2010). A trait of the most successful leaders, teams and organizations are the ones who engage the minds and hearts of their members. They proactively create experiences for their people to grow, learn, develop and operate out of their core strengths.
Culture is the way we think, act and interact. Culture is dynamic and always changing. The most successful teams and organizations on the planet are conscious about articulating their mission, they bring clarity to their core values and develop clear language to describe the leadership attributes their organization needs to be successful. They create experiences for their members to learn, practice and develop the ACTIONS necessary to bring their core values and leadership language to life. They focus relentlessly on how their people INTERACT with each other, with their customers, and with the world. They understand that culture is created one person and one action at a time. Step Back Leadership Consulting implements their 6 A Process For Leading Organizational Change to help teams set the temperature they want for their culture.
ONE OF THE MAIN CHALLENGES ALL ORGANIZATIONS FACE TODAY… LACK OF FOCUS!
The modern worker today shifts their focus and attention anywhere from 300-500 times in an average day—resulting in 30% productivity. We’ve never lived in more busy and distracting times. – Harvard Business Review
(90 minutes – Full Day Retreats)
Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC facilitates engaging and interactive workshops that expand on Jason Barger’s keynote speaking topics as well as provides tailored experiences for teams focused on:
- Mission, Vision and Values
- Goal Setting
- Team Building & Culture-Shaping
- Team Communication / Storytelling
- Personality & Leadership Assessment Tests
- Leadership Development
- Stimulating Creativity & Innovation
- Servant Leadership
Anchoring Leadership & Culture In Your Organization
Leadership Development and Culture-Shaping is not a drive-thru experience. The very best leaders, teams, and organizations commit to an ongoing ethic of developing their people and culture. An ongoing relationship with a facilitator allows for authentic interactions and increases the effectiveness and long-term sustainability. Based on identified needs of each organization, Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC designs and leads processes that partner with the organization’s staff to strengthen the leadership, culture, and clarity of mission and vision of their team. A plethora of styles are designed to anchor the learnings within the culture: keynote speeches, workshops, team discussions, online programs for distance learning, etc.
Step Back Philosophy For Leading Change
True culture change occurs for an individual, team, or organization because of focus and disciplined action.
Most change initiatives fail because we are moving too quickly, aren’t able to give our full attention to the areas in need, aren’t clear about the vision for how we want things to be different, and/or not able to stay disciplined enough over time to see the change through. Step Back to Move Forward. Leadership development and culture-shaping is not a “drive thru” experience. It takes a commitment to a continuous process of development, vision, communication, engagement, authenticity, and action. Change happens one small action at a time. Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC designs processes for individuals, teams, and organizations that fit their unique needs and objectives. Processes are congruent with years of research, study, and guiding principles.
Organizational development, leadership development, and culture work is about a commitment to continuous improvement. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, motivational speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, speaks about their approach to leadership development, culture, service, and clarity of mission and vision.
It takes human beings to accomplish anything of significance. The most common mistake made in teams and organizations is losing sight of the “Human Element.” Globally celebrated Author / Motivational Speaker / Consultant, Jason Barger, speaks about infusing “The Human Element” within teams and organizations. With the huge success of his books, “Step Back from the Baggage Claim” and “ReMember: renewing our memberships, relationships and focus in a distracting world”, Barger has become a coveted keynote speaker around the world.
Culture change is not a drive-thru experience. Developing leaders and culture requires a commitment to positive change and a vision for the future. Jason Barger, globally celebrated Author / Motivational Speaker / Consultant and creator of the “Step Back from the Baggage Claim” Movement, speaks at the largest leadership conference for school administrators in the state of Texas.
What They Are Saying
Jason is great! He has worked with our senior leadership team for years now to develop a stronger, engaged team, and he’s worked with all of our leadership team with a focus on core values and enhancing organizational engagement. He’s a dynamic person with a great sense of humor. He puts everyone at ease, while still challenging them to think creatively and with a servant’s heart. We were so fortunate to discover Jason and continue to see the reward of working with him.Elaine Roberts
I had the great pleasure of partnering with Jason Barger and Step Back Leadership Consulting for three years while I was a Vice President of Human Resources in a culture of hyper growth and a focus on change management. Jason created and facilitated customized leadership development programs for high potential executives and senior leaders and for entry level leaders across all functional areas of our Retail Marketing and Credit Business. Jason is an exceptional public keynote speaker that embraces authentic leadership messages and creates tools that leaders of all levels can use to build on strengths and work through opportunities. Jason has a unique ability to identify how to focus on leadership competencies and values of the company while creating lasting learning. Jason’s high level of integrity shows through in all of his engagements from brainstorming, to program development, to facilitating and measuring success. I highly recommend Jason for any large or small group leadership training, keynote speaking, and cultural change development. Jason is a true game changer.Shelly Marks
This is the best leadership training I have ever received. This year’s LDP program that was designed by Step Back Leadership Consulting should be ODOTs future of how we lead.Program Participant
Jason Barger was the best instructor I’ve had…his energy is infectious and he has a passion for what he does that is very genuine.Program Participant
Jason is great! He’s got the personality and professionalism to make executive meetings move toward a winning goal and the strategic aptitude to make sure those goals are achievable, executable and on-target to improve business. His knowledge of how a brand works is invaluable and, above all, he’s just a great person to have assist the team. We would hire him again in a minute!Lee Peterson
Jason is an energetic and engaging communicator who was able to effectively connect his messages to our organization’s goals and values. He provided us with many helpful tools we will be able to utilize moving forward. Our team had nothing but great things to say about Jason’s presentations. He was able to quickly connect with the group and find creative ways to engage everyone while effectively tailoring his message to the theme of our event. His passion and dedication to the growth of individuals and organizations is evident. His energy is contagious, and our team left his presentations refreshed and rejuvenated. Jason’s values and motivations were right in line with our department’s culture. His passion to promote leadership was truly inspiring and energizing.Dr. Richard Kirschner