Originally posted by Life Leadership Founder and Best selling author Orrin Woodward.
God bless, Scott Johnson
Although anyone can be a leader, it
is important to understand that leadership is rare. While most people
wait for something to happen, leaders make things happen. In fact, true
leaders cannot stand to sit on the sidelines when the team’s game,
business, or purpose is on the line.
Indeed, what makes leaders different
is the unceasing desire to improve and then to share what they learned
with others. This quality of all great leaders is called the Virtuous
Teaching Cycle – learning, doing, and then teaching. In a word, the best
way to determine the quality of the leader is to identify the quality
of leaders he or she is building.
I am so proud of LIFE Leadership
for so many reasons, including the level of leadership developing
throughout the organization. Despite not chasing after leadership
credentials (since true leadership isn’t based upon titles, but rather
the size of the community following the leaders), LIFE has produced two
NY Times bestselling authors and several other bestselling authors in
its first few years.
LIFE is poised to explode onto the mainstream leadership stage by simply serving people rather than chasing credentials. Recently, for instance, Inc Magazine announced their Top 50 Leadership list,
using a complicated formula to measure the real reach and influence of
each leader. The Top 50 list includes many great leaders, but only one
organization had two leaders place in the Top 50 – LIFE Leadership.
This represents what makes LIFE Leadership
different. For LIFE believes the true measure of leadership greatness
is how many great leaders one serves. How was this achieved? First, by
the Grace of God and his continual blessings in our lives and second by
building a Virtuous Teaching Cycle where anyone desiring to lead can
learn from those already leading at the highest of levels.
I believe over the next decade that
the Virtuous Teaching Cycle will catapult many more LIFE Leaders onto
the world stage as we create a servant-based leadership dynasty? How? By improving ourselves daily and sharing what we learn with others.
Western Civilization is suffering
from a leadership drought. It’s not going to be fixed by government
credentialists more concerned with padding their pocketbooks and power
contacts. Rather, it’s going to take leaders willing to serve people
within society. LIFE Leadership
is a group of men and women who refuse to keep waiting for something to
happen. Instead, we are going to make it happen. Will you help?