Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

Inspiring and equipping Kingdom leaders for lives of extraordinary impact.

IQ Is One Thing…But EQ Is Everything!

Written by Chuck Olson

  It’s not a pretty sight. But it is a familiar one. Unfortunately. It’s Wednesday—the day you and the office staff head to the local Chipotle for lunch. While enjoying burrito bowls, there is usually Continue reading …

Why You Want to Avoid the Trap of Arrogance

Written by Chuck Olson

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see. Now you see me, now you don’t. George thinks he will, but I know he won’t. If you Continue reading …

12 Signs Your Leadership May Be Missing the Mark

Written by Chuck Olson

As leaders, it’s all too easy to miss the mark. We may be fully engaged, but are our efforts headed in the right direction? And truth be told, a leader off-target can deliver a boatload Continue reading …

Golf Balls and Healthy Leadership

Written by Chuck Olson

The math is simple. Six grandkids + golf course water hazard + ball retriever = immediate fun! Pattie and I spent a couple days with our sons and their families in Palm Desert, CA, and Continue reading …

You Just Might Be Susceptible to This Leadership Temptation… I Know I Am

Written by Chuck Olson

I like To-Do lists. Maybe you do too. A To-Do list, according to Wiktionary, is a list of errands and other tasks—often written on a piece of paper as a memory aid—that one needs or Continue reading …

2 Hacks for Improving Your Self-Awareness as a Team Leader

Written by Chuck Olson

Thought leader, author, and leadership consultant Reggie McNeal makes this provocative statement in his book Practicing Greatness: Self-awareness is the single most important body of information a leader possesses. With the impact of a defibrillator, Continue reading …

4 Ways to Spot a Servant Leader

Written by Chuck Olson

It certainly isn’t a spoiler alert to announce that leaders come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Each has their own look. The narcissistic leader is suited up seeking a platform or a press Continue reading …

3 Options For a Leader When the Going Gets Tough

Written by Chuck Olson

The scene is lodged deeply in my memory. It was Saturday and the day had been spent in the home office—a day shoehorned full of workshop prep, project management, and working down my email inbox. Continue reading …

The Road to Leadership Greatness

Written by Chuck Olson

Got a question for you. Just for you. Do you aspire to be a great spiritual leader? Now before you answer the question, allow me to bring some context to the question. No, we’re not Continue reading …


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

– Chuck Olson

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