I recently read "The 5 Laws of Leadership" by John Maxwell. Before starting it, I expected the 5 levels to be relatively similar to the 5 levels that Orrin and Chris outline in the LLR book. They have similarities, but they are also different.
A couple of weeks before I read it there was a ... is defection the right word? ... of a founder of LIFE Leadership. I had many questions that came up from that. I kind of struggled until I read this book. This book gave me an insight that leads me to really hope for the success of that individual and the ones that followed him. That individual was lead and developed by both Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward to become the person he is. One of the attributes that Maxwell's level 5 leader exhibits is that those who follow them demonstrate leadership independent of the leader who developed them. So if they succeed, it is just one more credential that Orrin and Chris did not seek, but deserve and receive.