Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

Inspiring and equipping Kingdom leaders for lives of extraordinary impact.

A Snapshot of Spiritual Leadership

Written by Chuck Olson

It was time well-spent. Sitting outdoors (certainly the only option during the days of social distancing). Enjoying chicken kabobs, grilled vegetables, and pita bread with hummus. Spending time with a handful of colleagues. A veritable Continue reading …

Don’t Get This Question Wrong

Written by Chuck Olson

The Navy Seal creed opens with these words: In times of war or uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation’s call. A common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Continue reading …

2 Ways to Lead in Uncertain Times

Written by Chuck Olson

Here’s an understatement for the books: The laundry list of lessons learned from the unprecedented days of Covid19 continues to unfold. It’s been a (ever-expanding) season when many of us have whispered to ourselves on Continue reading …

Sabbath: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Written by Chuck Olson

We were finishing up our chicken curry at the local Thai bistro when the conversation shifted from the events of our lives to the state of our hearts. The question we were asking each other, Continue reading …

Why You Need a Personal Board of Directors

Written by Chuck Olson

Do you have a Board of Directors? No, I’m not talking about a Board of Directors that provides organizational oversight for a corporation. I’m talking about you personally. Do YOU have a Board of Directors? Continue reading …

One of the primary challenges of spiritual leadership is this: the temptation to serve the wrong agenda.

Written by Chuck Olson

Long story short, a To-Do list becomes your personal agenda for the tasks you believe must be completed on a given day. So what? What’s the convergence between To-Do lists and leadership? Glad you asked. Continue reading …

Trust: It Matters…A Lot

Written by Chuck Olson

“Jump!” Those were the words shouted up to me as I stood on the top of a telephone pole—that seemed no thicker than a toothpick—about 30 feet in the air (but felt like a 100). Continue reading …

3 Ways to Lead in Disruptive Times

Written by Chuck Olson

  With the ever-unfolding events swirling around the COVID-19 pandemic, how does a leader love, lead, and serve well during these disruptive days? What do you do when heads are spinning? How do you respond Continue reading …

3 Indispensable Relationships

Written by Chuck Olson

I love Tuesday night. And Wednesday night. And Thursday night. And Saturday morning…for nine straight months! Those are the times that I have the extraordinary privilege to come alongside Kingdom leaders who are hungry—hungry to Continue reading …


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

– Chuck Olson

Sign Up for Free Resources via Email

From Chuck’s Blog to Book Notes to Insider information and more, it’s all free for the asking. Get your free subscription now!