Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

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Renewable Rhythm – Calling

Written by Chuck Olson

August 2011 – Let’s take a quick glance over the shoulder to see where we’ve been. You may recall that a couple months ago, I rolled out a BHAQ (Big Hairy Audacious Question). It went like Continue reading …

Renewable Rhythm – Solitude

Written by Chuck Olson

July 2011 – …we are in the middle of the movie, so to speak… Over the last two months, we’ve been chasing down an important question: Is it possible to be more passionate, more energized, and more Continue reading …

Renewable Rhythm – Sabbath

Written by Chuck Olson

June 2011 – Let’s catch up where we left off. Last month I stepped on the mound, gripped the seams of the cowhide, and pitched a question to you–a big question. It went like this: Is it Continue reading …

Renewable Rhythm

Written by Chuck Olson

May 2011 – 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 Continue reading …

Sacred Moments

Written by Chuck Olson

April 2011 – It had been a long day. But a good one. An important one.  A memorable one. The memorial service for my grandmother was simple, sincere, and Christ-honoring — just the way she would Continue reading …

Leading in Uncertainty

Written by Chuck Olson

March 2011 – Little did I know that this TRIP of a lifetime would include a RIDE of a lifetime! Our busload of 40 had just finished exploring the rose-red city of Petra, a phenomenon tucked Continue reading …

Showing Up

Written by Chuck Olson

January 2011 – “Hey, Olson, your dad’s here.” Invariably, as we did our pregame shoot-around, one of my teammates would take note that my dad was in the stands. And invariably, I would brush off the Continue reading …

Level 5 Leadership

Written by Chuck Olson

December 2010 – FOLLOW THE LEADER! If your days of youth were anything like mine, it was packed full of times playing “Follow The Leader”. I especially liked the BIKE version!  My friends and I would Continue reading …

The Audience of One

Written by Chuck Olson

November 2010 – The setting was Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Little did I know that this hub of 24/7 activity would serve as the stage where my family would be greeted in a fashion forever frozen Continue reading …


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

– Chuck Olson

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