Real life stories from real life leaders.
My wife prayed all night that I would go to the Maximum CEO training the first time you were here. I refused to go because I was sick of leadership seminars that didn’t do anything for me - just more hype with little instruction on how to literally do the job.
I finally agreed to go; but on my way, I told my wife that “last night I wrote my letter of resignation” from the church we pastored. I was worn out from years of doing everything myself and seeing little progress. I was ready to quit.’
At that time, we had over 400 congregants and twenty-three acres of land which was paid off with architects’ elevations for a new building completed. But I wanted nothing to do with growth…
I refused to take the crises, chaos, and nonsense I was dealing with to a bigger place. It was already ruining my life and destroying my marriage and my family. The devil had stolen my vision.
But during the very first lesson of Maximum CEO, I received newfound hope and confidence. I studied the material and Dr. Radtke showed me how simple it was with the right methods, processes, and procedures this system provides.
We double in size almost immediately. This system works.
Today my wife and I have two broadcast tv programs; we have written multiple books; our church is rapidly growing and has multiple campuses; we lead three businesses and travel worldwide for our conference and build global mission efforts.
"Every year, I hold a global Maximum CEO Training event. I put a tremendous amount of new content in my teaching each year.
As the successful three-day event concluded each year, I would take a deep sigh of relief which lasted only a day at the most before I began to be concerned about the subsequent years event and video.
I had such a burden and compassion for God’s ministries and marketplace ministries as I knew, from my early career leadership experiences, the pain associated with lacking in the skill, art forms, and practical application ‘how to’ literally do the job.
God spoke to my spirit almost immediately after the event and said I want you to teach on discipleship. My thought was…. Ok I will do something for several hours or half a day. Then he rebuked me. He said again to my spirit… you are going around telling leaders that the system I taught has a strong discipleship component. That’s wrong! It is a discipleship system!! I want you to teach them how it is a discipleship system, and I will show you over the next year what you will teach for three days.
Many leaders didn’t show up and attend that year because they said, they knew all about discipleship. The ones that attended said it was way too much to comprehend. They bought the Discipler CEO and have had an amazing life and organizational results."
Dr. Dean Radtke
Institute Founder & CEO,
“I heard Dr. Radtke speak at a business summit and was so impressed I bought all of the three products available at the time. I zealously went through a total of 49 lessons and then went through them with my executive team and we discussed each lesson: What did we learn? what will we need to change? what challenges will we face? What benefits will we achieve? Excitedly, they implemented the system in each division. Every employee went through the system and every new employee does the same the day their employment begins.
Today, I function as an invigorated and freed up CEO. I actually function almost as a chairman. I run the entire organization from essentially one ELT-Executive Leadership Team meeting once a week for 2-3 hours. Now each ELT member functions as a CEO of their own division, and they work together and support one another on issues and problems and turn them into opportunities. Some of them I only hear about after they are solved.
In the three years since I purchased the products our company doubles from 25 million, to 50 million in revenue. I’m a free man. I now spend several days every week assisting a number of ministries for God’s glory."
It is amazing to me how many organizations I have consulted with, and initially discovered, did not have a plan.
It is also amazing to me how few who did attempt to plan really do not know how. They did succeed well because they did not know how to plan God’s way.
Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain.
Proverbs 16:1 We can make our plans, but the final outcome is in God’s hands
Proverbs 16:9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevail.
Proverbs 24:3-4 any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through commonsense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed
Galatians 3:3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the spirit are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?
Some years back I videoed the original Maximum CEO for three days and had a lesson or two on strategic planning. Once again, The Lord directed me to teach on strategic planning this time for three entire days. They don’t know all that is involved, all fifteen steps, and they don’t know how to do it my way he spoke to my spirit. Let me tell you what I want you to teach them.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord…
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel with my eye on you.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Teach them how I have taught you. Take the time to teach and watch what happens.
Dr. Dean Radtke
Institute Founder & CEO