The word “Apex” brings to mind terms like “pinnacle,” “summit,” “peak,” and “greatest.” Apex Leaders are those individuals who have reached the top of their profession. They are recognized for excellence in their area of discipline and have achieved many of its highest rewards. Apex Leaders are the absolute best at what they do.    

But what makes Apex Leaders so unique? Why do they stand out? How do they prepare? How do they think? Did God only tap a few select people on the shoulder and ordain them for greatness, or can you become an exponentially better leader, perhaps even an Apex Leader, by following their example?  

In Timeless: 10 Enduring Practices of Apex Leaders, you will learn the answer is, “YES!”  Yes, there are things Apex Leaders have done and will always do to achieve great success. Yes, the good news is these practices are things any leader can do.  You, too, can accomplish incredible results.  

The Bible is the best leadership book ever written. By combining its truths with what we learn from modern-day Apex Leaders, Timeless provides you and your team a plan for success.



"Brian Dodd has managed to package a unique and powerful blend of biblical and human leadership personalities. Making this book practical and challenging, in large part because it is built on the examples of Godly men and women." 

Steve Robinson
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

“Brian's book is a GIFT to anyone who desires to be a leader worth following! Reading and applying these principles and practices in the present will get you ready for what could be yours in the future! It's not going to be easy but it will be worth it!” 

J.R. Lee
Lead Pastor of Freedom Church in Kennesaw, GA



“Brian is well known for his brilliant leadership quote writing, blogging and amazing ability to quickly gather and share leadership nuggets of gold. In his latest book, Timeless: 10 Enduring Practices Of Apex Leaders, Brian does all that and adds a personal touch along with biblical insights that make this book a must read. It reads fast, it’s practical, and it also has a depth that will make you want to come back to it for more personal growth and to develop other leaders.”

Dan Reiland
Executive Pastor of 12Stone Church, Atlanta, GA

“Apex leaders usually don’t know they are apex leaders. Others notice them, study them and write about them so leaders like me can read, learn and grow. My friend, Brian Dodd, has made it easier for me in his book TIMELESS: 10 Enduring Practices of Apex Leaders. You too can become an apex leader and even develop others to do the same. See you at the apex.”

Dr. Sam Chand
Leadership Consultant and author of Bigger Faster Leadership



"Leadership is a gift, but it's also a stewardship. When it's stewarded well, it produces immediate results and lays the foundation for a long-term legacy. Because of that, leaders also crave the honest truth. What gaps exist in our leadership? Where do we need to develop? Leaders never settle, and this book will challenge you and the people you mentor to take your next steps in growing your influence."

Tony Morgan
Founder & Lead Strategist, The Unstuck Group

“As is so often his custom, Brian Dodd is right on the mark in Timeless with his identification of essential traits in Apex Leaders!  His rich, value-laden examples capture how many of the world’s most notable leaders conduct their business and invest in the people around them.  This read is so directly applicable for leaders serving across many different organizations and levels, it an indispensable part of any personal or professional library. I can’t wait to share Timeless with others in my organization!” 

Dr. Brian V. Hightower
Superintendent of Schools, Cherokee County, GA.




“I have found in life that there are those that write about leadership and just observe traits.  Then there are those that read about leadership and mimic others’ thoughts. However, in every generation there is someone who “gets” leadership and intuitively understand what makes the great leaders tick.  Brian Dodd is that guy, “Apex Leader” is a great blend of “spiritual leadership” and fabulous stories from high achievers!  This book lays the ground work as we all strive to be “Apex Leaders”

Mike Linch
Senior Pastor NorthStar Church - Kennesaw, GA
Host of “Linch with a Leader” Podcast


About The Author
Brian K. Dodd

Brian K. Dodd is the Director of New Ministry Partnerships for INJOY Stewardship Solutions.  Over the last two decades, he has had countless conversations with thousands of pastors and church leaders. Brian is the author of 10 Indispensable Practices Of The 2-Minute Leader. His website, Brian Dodd On Leadership, is one of the most read Christian leadership blogs in the world.  It is one of the Top 100 Most Shared Leadership Blogs of any genre in the world. Brian has also been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 speakers on leadership.

He and his wife, Sonya, have been married for over 25 years, and they have one daughter, Anna. Brian recently served a 5-year tenure as one of Fellowship Bible Church’s elders in Roswell, GA. During this time, he chaired a $15 million capital campaign resulting in the construction of a $5.3 million new youth facility.  But the main thing Brian would most like for you to know about him is that he absolutely loves Jesus!