Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

Inspiring and equipping Kingdom leaders for lives of extraordinary impact.

An Underrated Quality of Leadership

Written by Chuck Olson

He was waiting at the top of the stairs. Every Sunday. For me. At least it seemed that way. The setting was downtown Los Angeles—Church of the Open Door. The intersection of Sixth and Hope Continue reading …

It Takes a Team

Written by Chuck Olson

“Unbelievable. Unbelievable.” Those were the words that kept falling out of my mouth as we walked the debris-strewn streets of the Lower Ninth Ward several months after hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast and found Continue reading …

Influence That Really Matters

Written by Chuck Olson

“Prof.” That’s what his students called him—a moniker of deep respect and deep affection. Dr. Howard G. Hendricks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Christian Education and Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary, is a person who has Continue reading …

The Power of Daily Choice

Written by Chuck Olson

I have the extraordinary privilege to come alongside Kingdom leaders—both in ministry and in the marketplace—to challenge them not to lead out of their impressive resumes or their enviable spot on the org chart, but Continue reading …

The Part of Leadership No One Wants to Talk About

Written by Chuck Olson

It was a late Sunday afternoon and I was enjoying some reading (with the Players golf tourney in the background…who’s responsible for the pin placement on hole 17?!) The author of the blog I was Continue reading …

You’re Managing Your Teams, But Are You Leading Them?

Written by Kevin Hoist

[This month’s Leadership Blog is written by Kevin Hoist who serves on the Lead With Your Life team as Director of Key Initiatives.] I was forced to ask myself this question after being in my Continue reading …

Bringing Your A-Game

Written by Chuck Olson

It was a thought-provoking time. Ten leaders, circled up, mining the depths of Old Testament Exodus 18—arguably one of the most significant texts on leadership. If you have logged any time in it, you know Continue reading …

Building Trust…Here’s How

Written by Chuck Olson

In making his case for the priority of TRUST in life and leadership, Stephen M. R. Covey in his book The Speed of Trust, comes out swinging for the fences: There is one thing that Continue reading …

Are You This Kind of Leader?

Written by Chuck Olson

There was a palpable air of expectancy as a room full of marketplace and ministry leaders gathered (pre-Covid!) on a Saturday morning to talk about spiritual leadership—how to lead from the inside out. Our mission Continue reading …


Everyone’s life gets better when a leader’s life gets stronger.

– Chuck Olson

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