Monday, September 3, 2012

A Leadership Revolution

The Wisdom of Orrin Woodward

A leader of leaders!

Orrin proved that leadership can be for everyone that chooses to become a leader enduring the pain of change. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from GMI and Business Administration training from the University of Michigan. He holds four United States Patents and an exclusive National Benchmark Award for technical product analysis. He is LIFE Founder, a leadership development company. Mr. Woodward co-wrote the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Weekly, USA Today, and Money Magazine best seller, Launching a Leadership Revolution. His new book Resolved is destined to be another best seller.  Orrin speaks on leadership and personal growth across the globe.  He is ranked the fifth most influential leadership professional in the world. He was the recipient of the 2011 International Business Association award for leadership content.
Orrin is changing the rules of the leadership game by creating a leadership revolution. He currently leads the only organization with two of the top 10 leadership professionals. He is the only business leader to mentor someone to be in the top 10 list. Orrin is to business leadership what John Wooden was to Basketball and what Lou Holtz and Vince Lombardi were to football. Here are just a few nuggets of wisdom from listening to him and reading his books. Orrin can put a check mark next to each of the statements below, can you?
  1. When the going gets tough the tough gets going. The toughest challenge for a leader is to develop a community of leaders.
  2. Failure is never final. Failure is necessary to achieve success. Success is on the other side of struggle.
  3. When the pain to stay the same is greater than the pain to change we change. The greatest leaders endure the necessary pain to achieve greatness.
  4. Choose excellence over comfort. You can choose excellence or comfort; you cannot have both.
  5. Leaders keep score on the important areas of character, results, and relationships. True leaders leverage the power of leadership.
  6. Leaders plan, do, check, and adjust (PDCA). PDCA is the process to achieve greatness.
  7. Success is predictable if you follow a proven system. How predictable and transparent are you?

Be blessed and a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx

1 comment:

  1. I don't understand #4. Must one be uncomfortable to have chosen excellence and in turn to do or be excellent? That would lend oneself to strive to be uncomfortable and if one is uncomfortable, doesn't that in turn lead to becoming defensive? Being uncomfortable seems to be a stressful situation and stress is what we seek to eliminate by virtue of leadership. Would you elaborate?