Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

Inspiring and equipping Kingdom leaders for lives of extraordinary impact.

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 …

How Do I Get from Good to Great?

Written by Chuck Olson

Driving home that night, we tried to contain our excitement, but it was a lost cause. We would have had more success holding a beach ball underwater! Pattie and I had just enjoyed a soul-stirring Continue reading …

An Essential Set of Leadership Lenses

Written by Chuck Olson

There I was minding my own business. My task was simple. Stop by P.F. Chang’s and grab some takeout for dinner. As I waited for my order to be filled, a family of three walked Continue reading …

Staying in the Game

Written by Chuck Olson

Jimmy couldn’t wait until he turned six. Jimmy’s dad was a professional hockey player and the deal was that when he turned six, he could go to the arena to see dad play for the Continue reading …


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

– Chuck Olson

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