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The Saving Grace of Solitude

Written by Chuck Olson

Title: The Saving Grace of Solitude

Let’s face it–the demands of leadership are all too real. At times those demands seem as unrelenting as the pounding waves on the ocean shore. And at times, we all are tempted to toss in Continue reading …

3 Pathways To a Renewable Rhythm To Your Life and Leadership

Written by Chuck Olson

Title: 3 Pathways To a Renewable Rhythm To Your Life and Leadership

I’ve got a question for you. An important one. Really important. You’ve heard of a BHAG, right? But how about a BHAQ? A big hairy audacious QUESTION. Here it is: Is it possible to be Continue reading …

What I’ve Learned (and am still learning) About Ministry Evaluations

Written by Chuck Olson

Title: What I’ve Learned (and am still learning) About Ministry Evaluations

Over the past 20 years, I’ve developed this love-hate relationship with ministry evaluations (aka, performance reviews). On the one hand, I “hate” them because they annually intrude on my calendar pleading for time and attention. Continue reading …

Make the Most of Your Meetings

Written by Chuck Olson

Title: Make the Most of Your Meetings

Meetings. And lots of them! You know what I’m talking about. Meetings are a reality of life and leadership. We’ve all been in meetings that were engaging, stimulating, and productive. And we’ve all been in Continue reading …

Leading Through a Senior Pastor Transition

Written by Chuck Olson

Title: Leading Through a Senior Pastor Transition

Nothing jolts a church quite like the resignation of its senior pastor. Shock, disbelief, confusion, disappointment. And that’s just the get-go of the attending reactions and emotions. While the inner circle of leadership may see Continue reading …

Get the Most From Your Sabbatical

Written by Chuck Olson

Title: Get the Most From Your Sabbatical

Recently, our church gave my wife and I the gift of an eight week sabbatical. It exceeded my expectations — by a long shot. My last sabbatical was devoted to writing a dissertation. Thankfully, this Continue reading …

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– Chuck Olson

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