Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

Inspiring and equipping Kingdom leaders for lives of extraordinary impact.

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 …

Are You an Oblivious Leader?

Written by Chuck Olson

That’s right, ON the Rose Bowl field—known to those of us who faithfully follow the college football post-season bowl games as “The Granddaddy of Them All” (can’t you hear Keith Jackson in your head?!). For Continue reading …

Doing the Right Thing…Regardless

Written by Chuck Olson

I’ve been a huge LA Dodgers fan all my life. I grew up in the era of Maury Wills, Don Drysdale, and my all-time favorite Sandy Koufax. There is a truckload of memorable moments in Continue reading …

Setting Up for Success

Written by Chuck Olson

If you subscribe to my Book Notes (quotes from leadership-related books), you can see this one coming… In the April edition, the focus was on destined-to-be-a-classic Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Continue reading …

Who’s Got Your Back?

Written by Chuck Olson

There is something to be said about the power of partnership. Recently, I was coaching a leader who was vetting the prospects of teaming up with a new business partner. Our conversations were frequent and Continue reading …

What Showing Up Looks Like…In Real Life

Written by Chuck Olson

“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 update as Continue reading …


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

– Chuck Olson

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