Are you ready to LEAD…for God's Sake?

Whether you're leading in business, athletics, or in your own family answering the call to LEAD…for God's Sake! will help you find peace, passion and purpose in your leadership today!

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Todd Gongwer

"Amazing book! A great read with a very special message!"

Ken Blanchard

New York Times Best Selling Author

The One Minute Manager

Ken Blanchard

"[LEAD…for God's Sake!] is a book I could not put down. Every parent, coach, manager, and leader should read it. I wish I had read it 30 years ago."

Lou Holtz

College Football Hall of Fame Coach

ESPN Analyst

Lou Holtz

"…one of the most powerful books I have put my hands on. [LEAD...for God’s Sake!] has given me an instant jolt of energy."

Urban Meyer

Head Football Coach

Ohio State University

Urban Meyer

"In a time when a lot of us have lost our way at one time or another, Todd Gongwer has delivered a game winning 3 pointer that’s nothing but net."

Ernie Johnson, Jr.


Turner Sports

Ernie Johnson

"As a business leader, I found its "takeaways" right on target-touching life where the rubber meets the road. I wasn't able to put it down. It's that good!"

John D. Beckett

Chairman The Beckett Companies

Author of Loving Monday and Mastering Monday

John Beckett

"It transcends culture, gender, economics, and is something that anyone can relate to. What a message! Simplicity in Christ is the key to success."

Monty Williams

Head Coach

New Orleans Pelicans

Monty Williams

"LEAD…for God's Sake! is the best book I have ever read! It is an incredible reminder of the gift that we have been given to lead and develop people in a positive way."

Bubba Cunningham

Director of Athletics

University of North Carolina

Bubba Cunningham

"Thoroughly enjoyed the book! [LEAD…] gets to the heart of what really matters in effective leadership."

Donnie Smith


Tyson Foods

Donnie Smith

"Loved the book. Required reading for the entire Oklahoma Football Coaching staff."

Bob Stoops

Head Football Coach

The University of Oklahoma

Bob Stoops

"...really speaks to your heart, I couldn't put it down. …a masterful job of condensing servant leadership into applicable truths for people of all ages."

Wally Armstrong


The Mulligan (with Ken Blanchard)

Wally Armstrong

"I just finished a GREAT book. Lead for God's Sake! I agree with Urban Meyer... One of the Best Books I have read."

Scott Drew

Head Basketball Coach

Baylor University

Scott Drew

"A real life changer! An incredible story packed full of great leadership insights. Coaches, parents, and business leaders alike will benefit from reading this book!"

Mark Merrill

President of Family First (ALL PRO DAD)

Host of the Family Minute radio show

Mark Merrill

"A captivating story with an incredibly powerful message! ...will inspire you to think more deeply about leadership and your true purpose in life!"

John Smoltz

Former Major League Pitcher

8–time All-Star, Sportscaster

John Smoltz

"A powerful reminder that true leadership - servant leadership - isn't about getting where you want to go, but helping others achieve their goals."

Scott Stricklin

Director of Athletics

Mississippi State University

Scott Stricken
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The Adventure Continues…


If you’ve heard me share the “story behind the story” of LEAD…for God’s Sake, you know this journey has been nothing short of amazing! From the way God laid the title on my heart to the way He moved me beyond my plans to His plans for a parable; the endorsements, the events, the publishing deal and most importantly, the continuous stories of lives changed have made for a miraculous adventure, to say the least! And the real truth is, as I’ve walked this path now for nearly five years, one thing has become consistently clear: God is in control – Todd is NOT (As you might imagine, the whole control thing in my life has been, and continues to be a huge work in process – day by day)!

So here’s the deal, Monday, April 7th the soft cover edition of the book is being officially released nationally. And, although there are numerous ways the “experts” tell us we should go about promoting a release, we’ve chosen to rely on what has served as the foundation of this journey all along – relationships! With this in mind, we’ve put together a few simple videos to reach out to a relatively small group of friends who are genuinely passionate about the message.

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About Todd

Todd Gongwer, a devout husband and father has spent over twenty years developing his expertise in leadership, team, and cultural dynamics through a wide range of experiences spanning the world of business and athletics.

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    Bloomington, IL - Illinois Wesleyan University

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    Healthcare Trust of America

    Scottsdale, AZ

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    Marshall Area Christian School Reception (Promise Banquet)

    Marshall, MN

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    Spirit Lake Community Wide Event

    Spirit Lake, IA