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Taking the Lead:

What Riding a Bike Can Teach You About Leadership

Taking the Lead is designed to give you a full spectrum of leadership topics to maximize professional and personal development. It’s straightforward and simple—so new leaders can quickly grasp and begin applying the concepts—and also profound enough to challenge seasoned leaders to deepen their influence.

What People Are Saying:

“Filled with both common sense and profound insights.”

AmyK Hutchens — Speaker, Business Strategist and Intelligence Activist, AmyK International, author of Get it and The Secrets Leaders Keep

“Covers almost every aspect of leadership, yet is one of the most readable and practical books on the subject you’ll find anywhere."

Kevin OakesCEO, Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)

“...uses his cycling experiences to make some very memorable and important points about what it means to be an effective leader."

Scott Eblin — Executive coach, The Eblin Group; author of The Next Level and Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative

“This is a book for someone who wants to take their leadership skills to the next level."

Joseph Michelli — New York Times #1 Bestselling author of books like Driven to Delight, Leading the Starbucks Way, The Zappos Experience and The New Gold Standard  /  The Michelli Experience

“Provides you with the direction, insight and knowledge to gain the skills you need to achieve your leadership goals."

Jeff Chamberlain — Vice President of Real Estate, Publix Supermarkets, Inc.

“The biking stories are fascinating and are directly related to being a leader."

Linda Miller — Global Liaison for Coaching, The Ken Blanchard Comp.anies

“...both a pleasure to read and a solid resource to improve as a leader."

Cliff Otto — former CEO, Saddle Creek Logistics Services

“...offers practical and comprehensive insights on leadership."

Dr. Mary Lippitt — President of Enterprise Management Ltd., author of Brilliant or Blunder: 6 Ways Leaders Navigate Uncertainty, Opportunity and Complexity

“...a captivating and amazingly comprehensive primer on leadership."

Scott Franklin — U.S. Representative (Florida), former President/CEO, Lanier Upshaw, Inc., Naval Academy Graduate and former Naval Aviator

“There are so many great leadership connections delivered in such a powerful way … this book is worth every minute of time spent reading it!"

Larry Linne — Former NFL Player, CEO of InCite Performance Group

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In the Way:

Church As We Know It Can Be a Discipleship Movement (Again)

The church began as a discipleship movement known as “The Way.” Today, church as we know it in the West is unknowingly blocking discipleship multiplication—which we must have to accomplish the Great Commission.

It’s time for the church in the West to be in The Way, without being in the way.

Written with pastors and church leaders in mind, In the Way:

  • Evaluates our current discipleship methods and introduces the disciple-multiplying movement (DMM) approach that multiplies disciples organically.
  • Examines 25 separate elements of church operations to explain how the Western church blocks discipleship multiplication.
  • Lays out three strategies for implementing a DMM approach, based on real DMM-practicing churches—not theoretical concepts.

It’s time for church as we know it to join in the disciple-multiplying movement approaches that have produced millions of new believers over the last several decades—even in countries intensely resistant to Christianity. God is doing a new thing in our time (again), and In the Way will show you how the legacy church in the West can be in The Way, without being in the way.

What People Are Saying:

“An invitation to re-think, re-imagine, and dare I say re-dream what God wants to do in and through your church.”

Jon Ferguson — Co-Founding Pastor of Community Christian Church, Chicagoland, Illinois, Co-Founder of NewThing, author of Finding Your Way Back to God and B.L.E.S.S.

“An invaluable resource for those interested in multiplicative disciple making.”

Roy Moran — Sr. Pastor of Shoal Creek Community Church, Kansas City, Kansas and author of Spent Matches

“You'll walk away with an increased passion to do whatever it takes to see a multiplication movement in your city!"

Chris Galanos — Sr. Pastor of Experience Life Church, Lubbock, Texas and author of From Megachurch to Multiplication

“If you are struggling to understand how Christ’s model for discipleship looks in the world today, this book will walk you through the process."

John Heerema — CEO of Biglife International, Inc.

“Damian Gerke has given us a valuable insight into how Disciple Multiplication Movements can become a reality here in the U.S."

David Garrison — Missions pioneer, author of A Wind in the House of Islam and Church Planting Movements

“I've come away challenged, convicted, and repentant, and at the same time, motivated, encouraged, and inspired."

Kevin Weaver — CEO of Network 211, CEO/Co-Founder of The Warrior’s Journey

“...for those who want extensive practical help in disciple-making, in both resources and relational connections with experienced practitioners."

Kent Parks — President & CEO, Beyond

“...takes a hard look at how we have gotten stuck and what it’s going to take to move forward as a thriving movement of Christ followers."

Guy Caskey — Movements Pastor, Wood’s Edge Community Church, The Woodlands, Texas and author of Making Him L.O.R.D.

“...a thought-provoking examination of where we are and where we could and should go together."

Jason Dukes — Church Multiplication Minister, Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood, Tennessee, and author of Live Sent and Beyond My Church

Free eBook

To Get it Done You Have to Give it Away: Overcoming the Barriers to Phenomenal Delegation

Everyone supports the idea of delegation, but few leaders truly excel at it.

To Get it Done You Have to Give it Away gives you the tools to delegate productively. Stop focusing on your team’s work so you can focus on yours.

Let’s get it done!

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Let’s Talk About Leadership

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

Every business plans their work, but there’s one thing that successful businesses do that sets them apart from their competition: They plan to change.

Think about it: You’re perfectly positioned to get the results you’re currently getting. Planning more work—without changing how you work—won’t help you get beyond your status quo. Because if nothing changes, nothing changes.

Without Leadership, Nothing Happens

A few people are called to extraordinary leadership opportunities. The rest of humanity is called to ordinary ones that—while never making the cover of Forbes—are still likely to motivate people and change people’s lives.

The question is: Whichever opportunity you’re called to, will you be ready when the call comes in? Prepare now.

 Remember, “Hope is not a plan” (Steve Adubato).

Leadership At It’s Best Is Not…

Power. It’s easy to assume that’s what leadership is all about.

Leveraging power may feel good in the moment and give the appearance of getting things done, but ultimately, it’s more limiting—and far less gratifying—than leveraging your influence.

Why stop at power and control when you could have influence instead?

Leadership’s Secret Sauce

Think about it: With all the leadership resources around, why don’t we see more great leaders?

It’s easy to think the problem is that we don’t know enough. But what if the real problem is that we don’t do enough with what we already know? Want to know the secret to transforming your leadership effectiveness?

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