Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

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Building Trust…Here’s How

Written by Chuck Olson

In making his case for the priority of TRUST in life and leadership, Stephen M. R. Covey in his book The Speed of Trust, comes out swinging for the fences: There is one thing that Continue reading …

Are You This Kind of Leader?

Written by Chuck Olson

There was a palpable air of expectancy as a room full of marketplace and ministry leaders gathered (pre-Covid!) on a Saturday morning to talk about spiritual leadership—how to lead from the inside out. Our mission Continue reading …

The Often-Overlooked Reality of Leadership

Written by Chuck Olson

The day started strong. A couple hundred men rolling out early on a Saturday morning for a men’s conference. That’s good. Chow down carne asada breakfast burritos. That’s even better.  Ahhh, but how do you Continue reading …

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 …


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

– Chuck Olson

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