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    Former Guinness World Record Holder for largest book signing ever, Orrin Woodward is a NY Times bestselling author of And Justice For All along with RESOLVED & coauthor of LeaderShift and Launching a Leadership Revolution. His books have sold over one million copies in the financial, leadership and liberty fields. RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions For LIFE made the Top 100 All-Time Best Leadership Books and the 13 Resolutions are the framework for the top selling Mental Fitness Challenge personal development program.

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20 Leadership Habits to Break: Part I

Posted by Orrin Woodward on March 10, 2014

This past week has been a whirlwind of love, emotion, and service with the tragic news of the passing of our great friend LIFE Leadership Founder Jackie Lewis. I will share my thoughts on her impressive testimony of life-transformation in an upcoming post. I appreciate all the people who reached out to encourage, serve, and pray for the Lewis and LeVeque families.

Today, I wanted to share a video from a recent LIFE Live event on the 20 Leadership Habits to Break. I read about these 20 bad habits from Marshall Goldsmith’s book What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There. By taking his list of habits and sharing some personal thoughts from each from my 20 plus years on the leadership front lines, this talk can help someone take their leadership to the next level. Without any further ado, here is the video.


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19 Responses to “20 Leadership Habits to Break: Part I”

  1. Chad Waters said

    Hi Orrin,

    Great topic and video.

    Would it be fair to say as we change to strive to be a leader we must not stop ever being a learner and performer but just in a different way? I believe one of my personal setbacks has always been while achieving the next level (in any aspect) that not to forget how you got to that point. Keep learning and achieving but be the the leader.

    God Bless

  2. David Nelson said

    Hello Orrin,
    I’m not trying to butter you up saying this. I have been a christ follower since I was able to decide to. When you speak about your HS yearbook, do you think it’s possible that Jesus Christ inspired the people to write what they wrote and maybe they goofed the translation? You talk (positively argue) to people early and late, their lives (sub v for n) are crooked and you help get them straight. I think You have fulfilled a prophecy by creating the Team and LIFE business. Christ came to save us and create his church(community) and teach us to be servants like him and build his community, which you are doing and doing it well. Keep it up. I knew you could deliver an awesome salvation message like you did at the Leadership Convention.
    Sincerely, Dave Nelson

    • Orrin Woodward said

      Dave, I have never thought of it that way. Excellent insights. I will have to dwell on that more, but I do believe God gives us indicators in our lives similar to the one he did when Chris and I roomed together with in Texas for five weeks when we were 20 years old. Who would of known we would have become 20+ year business partners then? πŸ™‚ thanks, Orrin

  3. Tina Abernathy said

    Awww come on Orrin

    You only gave us 1 of the 20…LOL

    Great stuff, can’t wait to hear more.

    Thanks for all you do!!


  4. Maura Galliani, Sons of Liberty said

    Great reminders, Orrin: get SELF out of the equation; and to not only study and learn what to DO to be a great, successful leader, but also look at what NOT to do! God bless you. πŸ™‚

  5. robert wilcox said

    Great talk Orrin! Thank you for the insight and reminder. Thank you for the nuggets!!

  6. Scott Staley said

    Great blog Orrin. I’m looking forward to the next segment!

  7. Ed said

    As usual Orrin, great wisdom. Thanks for sharing!!! BBNQ!

  8. Terry C said

    Great topics here. Moving self aside is tough, but it is necessary. Hard for us old “performers”, but worth the effort.

  9. Steve Meixner said

    Thanks Orrin, and now I have to order another Book :-)I can’t wait to learn the rest. Keep it coming!!

  10. Keith Sieracki said

    Group preservation is jeopardized when winning “at all costs” turns a performer into a predator. Great reminder ! thanks Orrin

  11. Zenon Berg said

    Reminds me of a level 3 to level 4 tribe in Tribal Leadership.
    In gaming, we usually refer this as WAAC (Win At All Costs) and attracts no one. Competitiveness, however, does attract performers and good association.

  12. Micah Kramer said

    Jeff Darling promoted LLR 612 – “20 Habits Leaders Must Break” about a week ago, and I’ve been listening to it over and over. I fee so grateful to have an iron sharpens iron mentor like Jeff and support from Felmar, Curtis and you…..it’s a blessing to have people in your life who want you to win and who care enough to speak truth in love. As I’m listening to this CD, I can literally feel my entire LIFE changing….God bless and thank you for producing this talk. Man. What incredible information!!!

    Braveheart Micah

  13. Paul Brostowitz said

    An excellent book to bring out in the leadership series! Getting to know, that in order to continue our growth as leaders, we must accept that we need to continue our own self education toward that end! Keep up the great work Orrin, I become more inspired everyday because of my involvement in Life-Leadership! Thank you!

  14. HHillel Naiman said

    I am new. How much time do I spend listening to CDs and reading and how much showing the plan?
    I do have 3 1/2 years (15 years ago) of building the business you originally built to level of silver.

    • Orrin Woodward said

      Hillel, Go Club 180 Go-getter and score over 180 degrees. That will move you ahead. thanks, Orrin

  15. Tracy Clark said

    Great start to the my day. Thanks for sharing this important lesson v

  16. Sandra said

    Orrin, Thank you for sharing this article and video and for teaching us that we must recognize that leadership is not about feeding our egos but it is about helping our community, helping others, helping the team.

    God bless you,

  17. Hillel Naiman said

    Thank you for your message.
    I have been Club 180, and Go Getter since my 1st month and have gotten to Power Player but I don’t feel that I’m developing a Team feeling amongst those that I’ve sponsored. I have started the 5 main relationship books. Any specific tapes I should listen or re listen to?
    Thank you for your time, patience and leadership!

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