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LeaderShift Hits New York Times Bestseller List

Posted by Orrin Woodward on April 29, 2013

LeaderShift Hits New York Times Bestseller List

The first round of LeaderShift book signings and the corresponding radio interviews is complete for Oliver DeMille and myself. Through this effort and the many friends, fans, and concerned citizens of North America, LeaderShift has made the NY Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. I want to personally thank everyone who purchased a book and helped launch the LeaderShift towards freedom within society.

The goal of the first book in the series was to begin a transformation in the dialog between citizens and government. Instead of asking government to do more and more for people, we believe government should be limited to the specific fields where “force” is needed, permitting “freedom” and responsibility to reign in the rest of society. Since responsibility demands leadership, the book was named LeaderShift to capture the essence of freedom, responsibility, and limits upon force within society.

Feel free, if so inclined, to write a review on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and GoodReads, sharing the concepts and key distinctions learned from the book. David Mersher and his team will not rest until their job is done. πŸ™‚ What part will you play in the LeaderShift?


Orrin Woodward

NY Times Bestseller - LeaderShift

NY Times Bestseller – LeaderShift

50 Responses to “LeaderShift Hits New York Times Bestseller List”

  1. Rick Britton said

    FIRED UP!!! Let the leadershift begin! Awesome job Orrin !!!

  2. Getting ready to take a group through LeaderShift. Looking forward to the dynamics and conversation it brings.

  3. Dave ober said

    An awesome book designed to help the average person to understand the principles of freedom and decline of a society thru a parable! Once you start reading you won’t be able to put it down! Can’t wait for the next book to come out! Let the leadershift begin! Are you part of the ten percent party? Thanks Orrin and Oliver!

  4. RussRamey6 said

    We have a lot of work to do; that being said, inspired and refired leadership is what we needed! Thanks for leading the way.

  5. Angie Ballah said

    This is a book that needs to sweep the nation! It is paramount that the ideas in Leadershift soak into the hearts and minds of the reader to ignite the flame of liberty across this great nation! Thank you for all you do Orrin!

  6. Wendi Witkowski said

    Book club discussion on Leadershift may 10th, i cant wait to hear everyones thoughts and view points. Looking forward to book #2! Goodreads is another great place to get reviews out.

  7. Bill Eder said

    Great news!! This book surely deserves to be a top best seller. I could not put it down. Reading Leadershift gave me hope and reignited what Freedomshift and Resolved brought to mind. Thanks to you and Oliver for firing us up once more. We can and will make a difference. Blessings to all.

  8. Larry Pahl said

    Leadershift so far has been very enlightening. I’ll need to read it many times along with the other books mentioned, to fully grasp our responsibility as an american. Thanks for leading the charge!

  9. Aage Smies said

    Thank you Orrin & Oliver for having the courage and resolve to write this book and its sequels to come. So many people talk of a need for change, however the two of you have taken the steps to making it a reality.

    Aage Smies

  10. Should be required reading for every American, including those currently in office! Fabulous book!!!

  11. syamar calderon said

    About to embark on part III of the Leadershift book. Inspiring and captivating after the first pages. Orrin Woodward and Oliver Demille open our thinking to not just what is happening today in America but expose a solution so we stop “sleeping” and open our eyes and move to action.In my heart, Orrin is a leader with a vision, and I found a word in his book that symbolizes what Orrin Woodward represents….. “onward”……( almost his name)…a man of action, moving towards his vision. Thank you for LIFE. All my respect.Before I started to see your heart in the book, I already knew you…a transparent leader, with a mission to accomplish. Thank you for your courage….God is using you, i truly believe that….You had me from ” hello”.

  12. Orrin,

    We feel so thankful and blessed to be associated with you and the other leaders. It is our pleasure to do whatever we can to help out and hopefully be a useful cog in the machine that restores freedom to our country. Thanks to you and your team for having the courage to stand!!

  13. This is the way its needed. Spoon fed slowly.

  14. Orrin,
    I am so honored to watch the results of a lot of hard, thinking-work, done by you to find the 5 laws of decline and 6 duties of society. It’s pretty amazing. I find myself sometimes feeling a little like the fish- last to know about the water sort of thing. By that I mean, I think we all take you for granted in an unintentional way. Here you are changing the course of history right in front of our eyes and I have to shake my head and think, Orrin is making history right now, don’t take this for granted! It’s more amazing than we can fathom I think. Isn’t that the way it goes for most geniuses? Their legacy gets the credit for being extraordinary. Well, I don’t need to wait for that. I know RIGHT NOW a LeaderShift is happening and I recognize, to a small degree, the extraordinariness of it.

    So I want to say, THANK YOU for answering your call. And thank you for leading the way as we answer ours! And in the days and weeks that follow, and God unravels His awesome plan and we stand in awe of how He can do anything, may you know, we are thankful for your unwavering character and courage to stay the course and bring us all here.

    • J & P Harteis said

      Kristine, we couldn’t say it better ourselves! We all have such a huge responsibility to multiply Orrin & Laurie’s effort,their unending hope in the power of God, & the love for our country that requires personal sacrifice, determination, and character! We, too, say THANK YOU!!

  15. Orrin,

    Thank you so much for the time you have been devoting to providing us with an education to help us better understand our country.

  16. Excellent treatise on the 5 laws of decline and what we can do! Thank-you for your clarity. I’ve heard it said that a sign of true intelligence is the ability to take complex ideas and communicate them in a simple straight-forward way – you succeeded in doing just that!

  17. Adam M Rossman said

    Congratulations, Orrin! Very well deserved!!!

  18. Keith Sieracki said

    As leaders share with readers Leadershift will go to number #1.

  19. Michael said

    This is an amazing read. Hard to put down. A top favorite of mine. A must read for everyone.

  20. Heidi said

    I had to go back and start re-reading. The mind starts to forget so quickly. Every time I re-read some of LeaderShift I think of another person who would love it…they just need to know it is DIFFERENT than anything they have ever heard before. Thanks for making it unique and something with promise.


    • Terry said

      I agree with Heidi, amazing story…makes you think beyond the political world we’ve become so accustomed to. Also Heidi is very smart.

  21. Erin Gilligan said

    Orrin, reading this book has not only been eye-opening in the terms of where our country is and what it will take to begin the turnaround, but I have learned so much about the way you and our PC members think and solve problems, and how you seek solutions. It is teaching me so much about how to approach a problem. We are so excited to be on this journey with you! Thanks for all you and Laurie do!

  22. Jill Heller said

    Thank you Orrin and Oliver for the Leadershift! I’m looking forward to getting more involved at the local level of government in our township. It’s time to see how it all runs and see what I can do to be a part of my own community. Who knows, I might even meet some Folks that may want to become a part of a LeaderShift.

  23. Chad Waters said

    Hi Orrin!

    LeaderShift is a great hit here in Canada! Everyone who reads asks for more coppies! It just makes sense! Every age is reading and all are committing to bringing it to Life as they don’t want the current decline!
    See ya soon!

  24. Chad Waters said

    Hi again Orrin!

    LeaderShift is so important! As a dyslexic with a.d.d I read it in 4 sittings and understood the whole book! Your visual at the book signing definetly helped! The MFC I have to thank for that!

    Why I’m leaving a second message is I’m a father of 5 and my kids read the book to and understand. My children wonder as do I why so many parrents are leaving the worlds issues to their children, just passing time as their “time” has been and gone! I’m sorry (not really) but this out rages me! We need to step this up and make everyone understand quicker!

    If a dyslexic who was under educated can be the 10% then the world needs to open their eyes like never before! Stop leaving their children to fix the problems they (we) have let go on!

    I’m so proud to be the 10% working along side You, Claude Hamilton, Wayne MacNamara, Scott Satley with their supporting wives and mine!

    Let’s get this to the next level!!!

    • Orrin Woodward said

      Chad, A big AMEN to your message! We need a LeaderShift now and it’s time to stop passing the buck! thanks, Orrin

  25. Ali Staneart said

    Fired up!!! Congratulations!!!!:)

  26. Greg Oesch said

    Awesome!! Just finished today. A beginning for the Leadershift to take place in America and around the world. Great foundation. Brings hope that it can happen. The how details not so important as the why but the how really looks great. Constitutional Engineering.

    Thank you Orrin,

  27. Carrianne Hall said

    Congrat’s Orrin & Oliver!! So proud if you both!

  28. Angie Hebel said

    Thank you so much for being the ones to stand up and let the world know not just that we have a problem but putting it in a way that all age groups can read it and understand. I think it should be required reading in our schools maybe a few other of the LIFE books also.

  29. Rob Robson said

    I just finished Leadershift on the plane back from Florida last night and I am so inspired. I immediatly began back at page 1 and am reading the whole thing again. The book is incredibly well written and lays out the most unique, inspiring, and detailed plan to fix our country that all Americans should be able to agree upon. I believe, if David Mersher was able to go back in time and explain the Five Laws of Decline to the founders of this country, the constitution would have been written differently and we would have remained the most free and prosperous country in the world. I am truly inspired to be a leader among the 10 percent!

  30. Awesome!

  31. Mike Mauren said

    What’s amazing to me as I look at that list of books is what most people are reading. Our country is in a steady state of decline and it appears what most people are interested in is losing weight. We really do have some work to do. Thanks for all you do, glad to be part of the Leadershift!!!

  32. Dave Hall said

    Having just finished my first read through Leadershift, I am amazed at the myriad of applications this book has for everything from my marriage to my workplace to my community involvement. Diving back in for round two to determine how to attack the 5 laws of decline in all areas of my life. Thanks, Orrin, for the years of disciplined study and application to your life and the LIFE business to write such a masterpiece!

    • matt mielke said

      Orrin, i have watched Dave apply your principles into his life in many different areas. I can not deny what I have seen with my own eyes, but I have seen nothing less then a miracle. I too have finished my first read-through of Leadershift. I am in the process of studying the FLD, burning them into my subconscious so I can identify them when they creep into my life. thanks and can’t wait for the sequel.


  33. Christine Fleury said

    The book was fantastic! Literally made me laugh and cry, my heart was racing and I had goosebumps through most of it…especially because I can see so many of YOU (Orrin, Oliver and many others including the LIFE community as a whole in the story line. What an amazing feeling to know that this is not all just “theory” but that we are smack dab in a position to actually live out this leadershift.

  34. karl willis said

    That David Mersher is one smart guy! Great read, that has got me thinkling about it days after I finished the book!

  35. Neera Puri said

    Really so awesome to see the Leadershift movement across the nation and on the best seller lists.

  36. Lana Costanzo said

    Orrin, You wrote a Great Masterpiece…. It will be a generational classic!

  37. Maura Galliani, Sons of Liberty said

    I’m not sure yet what specific part I’ll play in the LeaderShift yet, but I’ve taken the first step toward that endeavor by joining the LIFE community and setting myself up in a self-directed education through the books/cd’s/dvd’s, reading, and association. Fired up! πŸ™‚

  38. Brad Matuzak said


    After receiving my several copies of LeaderShift it took me only a couple days to get through it all. I found it interesting how the proposals in the book relate to an incident our neighborhood just had this morning. Below is the letter my neighbor send to our councilman:

    Dear Councilman _______,

    My name is ______________ and I am a resident of the __________ townhomes off of __________ in South ___________. I am aware that my community is located directly adjacent to section 8 housing. I inquired about it when I first moved in 3 1/2 years ago, but the builder assured me it wasn’t a problem (they’ll say anything to make a sale). Recently, it has become a problem. A big one. Not only do we have drug deals going on directly off the main road, but now we have had a rash of car break-ins and vandalism. Police patrol has already been stepped-up to try to help us out, but it hasn’t made a difference. My neighbors and I are now looking into installing security cameras and motion-sensor floodlights on our homes. However, I am not fixated on just deterring crime. I want to stop it. It was my understanding (however, I may be wrong about this) that the section 8 housing downtown has strict regulations for everyone who lives there (for example, mandatory drug tests for all applicants). I would like to propose all section 8 housing follow these rules and regulations.

    Now, this might just be a pipe-dream of mine (and all my neighbors), but sometimes a planted seed can grow into something great. We use our hard-earned money to buy these nice homes, and living in fear of being robbed day to day is quite frustrating. And it’s not just in our community. I am aware that instances like these happen in places around other communities as well (__________, for example). I love our city, and I want it to be a great city; however we cannot continue to be great if the government is willing to pay for housing for drug dealers and other criminals. I hope you take into consideration our plight and proceed with action.

    I thank you for your time,


    Dear ________,

    Thank you for your email. I appreciate your willingness to share your concerns with me. I share your concern with the increased instances of crime near your home. I will be sure to follow up with Sgt. _______ at South Precinct to ensure we are doing everything we can to help stave off more criminal activity.

    Briefly, you are correct that there are some units near your home that are made available to Section 8 voucher holders. As you may know, Section 8 is a federal program, administered by federal, state, and/or local housing authorities. These authorities do require income verification and criminal background information among other checks. Drug testing may be administered by these authorities, but as I understand it, it is not a requirement for authorities to perform this kind of testing.

    Unfortunately, all policies and procedures are developed and implemented by these authorities, given power to run the program by the federal government. In other words, Metro Council does not have jurisdiction over the Section 8 program. Any changes to the program would have to be initiated by Congress. Here is the contact information for your congressman, ________________.

    ___-___-____ (office)

    When you call, ask for either Alfred or Kathy. They are great and will help you with your concerns.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime you have a concern or questions. I’m happy to help where I can.



    Metro Councilman, District 4

    This small example after reading LeaderShift really connected it all for me. It’s amazing how a local issue can’t be solved at the local level, by those that are most familiar with the problem but instead have to go through the federal government (and thus ‘solved’ by those not at all familiar with our situation). I’m planning on sending a copy of LeaderShift to both the councilman listed (with a note relating to the initial letter send to him) as well as our congressman.

  39. Corey McMullin said

    Just got through the 2nd time, time to highlight, make notes, and start on the great books referenced. Keep leading the charge, we’re proud to be part of the 10%.

  40. Kevin Hamm said


    I got the book on 4/16 and had it read in just a couple of sittings. I have been studying the five laws of decline since you have been discussing them while developing Resolved. I have identified how they were at work in my S business as I have previously shared, and I am writing of how they are at work, or in the case of some of them, how we are avoiding them in our church. I have passed the book to a couple of other elders and I am sure that we can use knowledge of the FLD to improve our ministry. Thank you for your great work. As I have said before, what you do always reaches farther than you know.

  41. Mark Pruitt said

    Orrin and Oliver have written the book for our time. Simply tremendous.

  42. Bob said

    Being part of something greater than self is the most meaningful, gratifying & purpose filled way to “Live your Dash”!!!

    Thanks Orrin & Oliver for leading the cause!


  43. Marty Becker said


    Congratulations! It is well deserved. I look forward to playing a part in the current reversal.

    Marty Becker
    Alpha Omega J1

  44. Jeff Young said

    I am in just the first chapter of the book but I’m sure it won’t take long to finish! I did notice that the top 20 you just posted with LeaderShift at 12 seems to have a lot of books about diets/meals/recipes (9 of 20) and only 3-4 that have real “meat” in them (a Chris Brady type pun seemes appropriate here). Seems that America’s appetite is more important than our FREEDOMS looking at this list and that is too bad.

    We can only hope the book continues up the chart as American appetites change. Thanks Orrin & Oliver for leading the change!


  45. CJ Calvert said

    Congratulations Orrin on hitting the NYT Best sellers list for a second time. For an author to even do it once can be considered a career-defining accomplishment; to do it twice is nothing short of a miracle. Your faith, character and vision have all been honored. Kudos on a wonderful book, and wishing it continued success!

    • Orrin Woodward said

      CJ, Thank You. I count it an honor and blessing to lead this organization of rascals who are creating a LeaderShift! You are on your way because cream rises! God Bless, Orrin

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