Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

Inspiring and equipping Kingdom leaders for lives of extraordinary impact.

Learn to Ask Questions

Written by Chuck Olson

Learn to Ask Questions The other day I was reviewing some notes from Brad Lomenick’s book The Catalyst Leader and came across a section with a heading that snagged my curiosity: Seven Signs You’re Too Continue reading …

Leveraging Your Most Important Asset

Written by Chuck Olson

Leveraging Your Most Important Asset As a leadership coach, over time I have noted several recurring themes in the lives of leaders. Truth be told, they are as predictable as meatballs at a smorgasbord. Unquestionably, Continue reading …

4 Ways to Grow Your Moral Authority

Written by Chuck Olson

4 Ways to Grow Your Moral Authority We’ve all been there—probably multiple times. You don’t have to roll up too many miles on the odometer of life until you experience: • the regrettable reality of Continue reading …

An Often Missing Element to Leading Change

Written by Chuck Olson

An Often Missing Element to Leading Change There’s no debate that listed at the top of a leader’s job profile is the capacity to lead CHANGE. It’s what leaders do. And what the successful ones Continue reading …

Are You Ready?

Written by Chuck Olson

Are You Ready? I can’t believe I get to do this! I have the incredible privilege to lead discipleship cohorts for Kingdom-hungry leaders. These groups are called Rock Solid—rock solid on the inside and dangerous Continue reading …

Is This In Your Toolkit?

Written by Chuck Olson

Is This In Your Toolkit? It was clear that this person just didn’t get it. The setting was a leadership conference and it was breakout time. As the host organization, one of my roles was Continue reading …

Is This Conversation Past Due?

Written by Chuck Olson

Is This Conversation Past Due? The tension in his voice was undeniable. His halting words spoke volumes. Brian’s working relationship with his boss was broken. Badly. A candid conversation was overdue, but he wasn’t sure Continue reading …

Grandma falls out of car!

Written by Chuck Olson

Start Smart! It was a typical Sunday. But that was about to change. The Olson station wagon circa 1965 (with faux wood paneling) had just rambled up the driveway of our Halm Avenue home for Continue reading …

Don’t Leave Home Without This!

Written by Chuck Olson

Talk about something that puts gas in your tank! Under the banner of Lead With Your Life, I have the can-you-believe-I-get-to-do-this privilege to disciple leaders—not just any leaders, but Kingdom leaders—people who are serious about Continue reading …


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

– Chuck Olson

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