Are you ready to Discover
Your Next Best Step?

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. Sometimes our intended path is clear. Other times, we find ourselves at a crossroads, struggling to choose between two or more opportunities. Which way should I go? Which path is right for me? Discover Your Next Best Step: 10 Proven Principles of Servant LeaderShip Wisdom provides the tools you need to navigate life’s unexpected ups and downs. Showcasing real-life examples from the author’s own triumphs and trials, this book will help you create your own unique roadmap. You don’t need to know your final destination. You simply need to figure out your Next Best Step. That’s it! Implement these Scripture-based principles in your own life, and you’ll be well on your way to deepening your faith and expanding your power of influence. Embrace the journey!


What People Are Saying

“When I first received this book, I picked it up with the idea of giving it a quick overview … I couldn’t put it down until I’d devoured the entire thing! I love the way Gord integrated his strong faith and rich business experience into an inspiring, engaging process that challenges me to “discover my next best step.”

Don Adams // Owner, Dale Carnegie – Chicago

“Gordon Bell, my friend and mentor, has been a leader and thought leader most of his life. Leading successful businesses and mentoring successful business leaders has always seemed natural to him. What few people know is that Gordon is a lifelong learner, pressing for the principles that lift people and organizations to success and significance. You will be doing yourself, your family and the organizations you lead a favor by reading this book and adopting its well-proven principles.”

Al Caperna // husband and father;  chairman CMC Group; director C2Bevents

“My lifetime friend, Gordon Bell, has walked the narrow path that has led him to become a passionate and effective servant leader.  Along the journey, he has discovered 10 proven principles that can guide his readers to fulfill their desire to be the leader that Christ has called them to be.”

Dan Coats // United States Senator for Indiana

“Having known Gordon for a few years, I can honestly say he overflows with wisdom! God has used him to encourage me, and hundreds of other leaders, to seek God’s will in every decision we make. This book is a wonderful tool for every servant leader!” 

Patrick Fischl // middle school pastor, The Chapel – Fort Wayne, Indiana

“Discover Your Next Best Step” does a masterful job of inspiring and motivating. Using scripture as a foundation and supplemented by real life examples, each chapter gave me ideas to use and information to share. The tools are good for leaders in the workplace and throughout their communities. It will bring joy, laughter and even tears as you read!”

Cordia Harrington // CEO, The BunLady, The Bakery Cos.

“I have had the privilege of being a part of focus groups that have previewed this material. It has a proven record of effectiveness for business, not-for-profit and faith-based organization leadership. Bell gives us a text that is both simple and profound. He also gives us a context for each of the principles through case studies from his years of experience in leading major corporations.”

Rick Hawks // Lead pastor, The Chapel – Fort Wayne, Indiana

“Having spent years mastering the skills of leadership from the ground floor up, Gordon Bell has now condensed his life lessons into one succinct, very readable book. Profit from this guidance and wisdom.”

Dr. Dennis E. Hensley // Author, Jesus in the 9 to 5

“Gordon Bell is a no nonsense business mind with a heart for God. He sees no conflict between building great and lasting companies while applying biblical principles at every step. This is refreshing and important, and frankly, quite rare. Read this book, better yet apply it to both life and work.”

Ambassador J. Douglas Holladay // Former diplomat and investment banker

“Gordon shares timeless truths that continue to transform his business and his life by serving every person he encounters. You will be forever impacted from reading this book.”

Mitch Kruse // Author, Restoration Road

“My friend Gord has taken his years of experience, his failures and successes, and written a book that will speak to everyone, no matter their age or vocation. Why? Because it is based on Principles … not philosophy, not methods, and not Gordon’s ideas – although you will gain some great insights from his vast experience. This book is Principle-based, bathed in scripture, and true wisdom. If you apply what you read in Discover Your Next Best Step, you will witness a change in your own heart which in turn will help those you encounter each day as you journey through life.

Well done, my friend.”

Larry Lance // Executive director, Fort Wayne Youth for Christ

“Too busy to bring more meaning into your life? If you read Gordon Bell’s newest book, Discover Your Next Best Step: 10 Proven Principles of Servant LeaderShip Wisdom, you’ll see that Gordon’s story is not only profound and heartfelt, but also truly restorative. Gordon’s questions touch your soul. Read how a busy executive changed his life, and the lives of many others, with his strong belief in God’s purpose for each of us.”

Louise O’Sullivan // CEO, Prime Advantage


No matter the topic, Gordon helps people think big. He encourages everyone to open their hearts and minds to the power of the Holy Spirit, and he emphasizes the importance of unlocking the Servant Leader buried within each one of us.

Gordon would love to join you for your next corporate meeting or conference, not-for-profit training event, church leadership conference or men’s/women’s youth ministry group.

To learn more about Gordon’s business background, click here.

Speaking Engagements

Gordon Bell is a gifted storyteller. His engaging speaking style quickly captivates a crowd, making audience members feel like they are sitting in the company of a longtime friend.

Gordon speaks on a variety of topics, including:

– Servant LeaderShip Wisdom for adults and youth
– Succession, Exit Planning to Finish Strong Gracefully
– Corporate and Personal Growth


Contact Gordon

Group Study

Use This Study Guide Method Individually or in Your Next Group Study

Discover Your Next Best Step: 10 Proven Principles of Servant LeaderShip Wisdom is a wonderful resource for church leadership training events and small group studies.

Throughout the book, you will find 30 breakouts called Life Lessons/Points to Ponder containing 100 questions to challenge you to take your Next Best Step. Here, members of your group can share personal anecdotes and engage in lively discussion.

In addition, a Study Guide for group leaders is included at the end of the book. Special bulk pricing is available.

Buy Now


I met Gordon Bell when I was 24 years old, and he was consulting a mutual friend who was running for our district’s Congressional seat. I was immediately engaged by Gordon’s charisma. Fast forward two decades, and I received an email from Gord asking to reconnect. He had just watched one of my television programs where I teach the Bible through stories of restoration in order to connect culture with Christ. We scheduled a late-morning appointment for hot chocolate.

God was moving in Gord, something I learned to be a common occurrence in his life. We connected on so many levels during our hot chocolate that we decided to keep talking at a nearby restaurant where we had lunch. I didn’t want the conversation to end. Gord understood me and spoke so much wisdom into my life. We scheduled another appointment, and we’ve been getting together regularly ever since.

Gordon Bell’s 10 proven servant leadership principles have guided him through the peaks and valleys of his incredible life. Whether you are a student, a professional athlete, a busy wife and mother managing her household, a business owner, a nonprofit leader, a trade professional, a marketplace executive, a coach, a teacher, or a ministry volunteer, Gordon Bell understands you, and he will help you discover your Next Best Step. You won’t want your conversation with him to end.

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