Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Orrin Woodward - Margaret Thatcher

Found another great quote in "The Paradox of Power", the Pat Williams book. On page 176, Pat quotes Margaret Thatcher describing Orrin Woodward! Listen to this as she describes the four ingredients to being a great leader:

"First, know what matters to you. Have a set of principles and follow them. Your principles serve as the foundation of your leadership.

Second, speak up! Be bold and fearless about asserting your principles.

Third, anticipate problems. Use information, instinct and intuition to forsee problems and crises before anyone else does.

Fourth, make bold decisions. Base your decisions on your principles and on the information and the insight you have. Meet problems and opportunities head-on, then take bold action. Those are the four ingredients of a great leader."

OK, so Lady Thatcher wasn't describing Orrin at that particular moment, but she was describing Orrin. He embodies all four ingredients. Orrin Woodward is a great leader.