[W]e believe we have made a mistake and would like to apologize to Mr Woodward and Mr Brady for the earlier statements. The note was unsubstantiated and has been removed from the Global Gurus Website and should not be referred to or relied upon by any other person, entity, website, blog or social media outlet of any kind.
A favorite target of the critics of LIFE Leadership has been Orrin Woodward’s and Chris Brady’s inclusion on (and subsequent removal from) the Top 30 Leadership Gurus list.
First, they tried to discredit the source, based entirely on the motive fallacy. Then, when the site changed hands and the new owners prominently removed Orrin and Chris from the list, accusing them of cheating, the critics jumped all over that.
Within days of that, Inc.com published its own list of the Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts, with Orrin at #20 and Chris at #39. Of particular interest is that they also were completely transparent about their methodology, using 8 different factors for the ranking. While there is certainly some subjectivity in the selection of those criteria (as is inevitable in something as subjective as “top leadership expert”), it’s still quantitative, transparent, and not gameable.
Finally, the real validation is in the marketplace. LIFE Leadership recently introduced their Launching a Leadership Revolution Corporate Education System, and within just a couple of months, it’s already in use at a major airline, a national restaurant chain, and four universities.
It may take time, but Truth always wins.