How amazing is it to know YOU have the
power to effect the type of organizational change
you say you want and need? Deep change demands
deep awareness, truthful assessments, honest
examination of assumptions, and an ethical and
moral compass to move your organization in the best
possible direction. Let Step Up To Success! help you
Check out the new website
Step Up To Success! gets a makeover
The redesigned Step Up To Success! website is
completed and ready for our virtual open house.
The newly designed rooms will enhance your viewing
experience. The Reading Room has some great
articles and other information I believe will encourage
you to find the success you want and are looking for
within your organization.
As Step Up To Success! continues to grow, so will
the capacity to provide additional services to you. We
are looking forward to helping you make this
(yours and ours) the best year yet. Look for BLOGS on
relevant topics. Here is the link:
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Leaders Behaving Badly
What skills would you like to improve to get maximum results?
Guess what . . . it is not always the employee with the
problem. If anyone wants to know whether a leader is
being effective, one way would be to take a look at
what is going on around a particular
manager/leader. Stop and take a moment to
observe managers and employees in their work
environment. Conduct manager and employee
assimilations. Look how leaders are relating
(or not) to their employees in areas of development,
motivation, and knowledge sharing. Listen to
the stories going on around the organization about
particular managers and leaders. Do these stories
support the values the organization espouses to
represent to stockholders, the community, and
customers? If the answer is no, then perhaps leader
development in the form of coaching for leaders and
training is necessary to ensure there is consistency
between what the organization says it values and
About Step Up To Success!
Our vision and mission statement
Our shared vision at Step Up To Success! is to
become the consulting practice leaders think of first
when they need leadership & team development and
organizational effectiveness consulting.
The way we meet our vision is by providing the
highest level of exemplary support to our clients
with extraordinary care as we assess, train, and
We are an organization of practical academics
and life long learners. As successful facilitators, we
must first accept, love, and believe in ourselves and
then in our clients' ability to go beyond what even
they thought possible.
Our philosophy is to facilitate learning in a way that
is practical, useful, meaningful, and understandable.
At Step Up To Success! our only goal is to help you
What others have to say . . .
How Step Up To Success! helps others reach their goals
Dr. Burrs' presence in front of a classroom
your attention. Always polished, poised, professional
and presentable, her enthusiasm for her work
radiates from her and passes quickly on to her
students. She makes her audience eager to learn and
receptive to training, and Linda's solid presentation
skills help drive her points home."
"In my career, I have seen hundreds of trainers and
consultants, but Linda is 'la creme de la creme'. . . ."
Senior Vice President
Robin Richardson, Sales Operations Analyst
"Linda has this gift and talent for presenting
concepts and facilitating sessions in a practical way,
with a style and approach that is affirming. Her sense
of humour is certainly an added bonus."
Peng Soon Lim
President & Principal Consultant
Learning & Performance Systems - Singapore
"Everyone LOVED your workshop!!! They were
extremely pleased with your presentation and feel
the information provided will definitely help us better
communicate with each other . . . ."
Pat Hobson, RN, Montgomery County
Community Outreach Nurse Program
"I wanted to write and express my sincere
appreciation for the outstanding job you did during
the FLEX talk and Myers Briggs (MBTI) training
session you did for my group. It is a pleasure to work
with someone who not only has the core
competencies in the training material, but also the
personality and enthusiasm that facilitate learning."
Sr. Director, Customer Service and Support