Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

Inspiring and equipping Kingdom leaders for lives of extraordinary impact.

The Power of (Your) Story

Written by Chuck Olson

I could have sat there for hours. It was opening night of Rock Solid—a gathering of leaders who come together to understand more fully what it means to be rock-solid on the inside and dangerous Continue reading …

Equal to the Task?

Written by Chuck Olson

So I’ve got a riddle: When does five days of total chaos equal five days of total fun? That’s easy! When you log those five days in a Palm Desert Marriott villa with your six Continue reading …

How To Live in the Moment

Written by Chuck Olson

It had been a long day. But a good one. An important one. A memorable one. The memorial service for my grandmother was simple, sincere, and Christ-honoring—just the way she would have wanted it. From Continue reading …

An Underrated Quality of Leadership

Written by Chuck Olson

He was waiting at the top of the stairs. Every Sunday. For me. At least it seemed that way. The setting was downtown Los Angeles—Church of the Open Door. The intersection of Sixth and Hope Continue reading …

It Takes a Team

Written by Chuck Olson

“Unbelievable. Unbelievable.” Those were the words that kept falling out of my mouth as we walked the debris-strewn streets of the Lower Ninth Ward several months after hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast and found Continue reading …

Influence That Really Matters

Written by Chuck Olson

“Prof.” That’s what his students called him—a moniker of deep respect and deep affection. Dr. Howard G. Hendricks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Christian Education and Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary, is a person who has Continue reading …

The Power of Daily Choice

Written by Chuck Olson

I have the extraordinary privilege to come alongside Kingdom leaders—both in ministry and in the marketplace—to challenge them not to lead out of their impressive resumes or their enviable spot on the org chart, but Continue reading …

The Part of Leadership No One Wants to Talk About

Written by Chuck Olson

It was a late Sunday afternoon and I was enjoying some reading (with the Players golf tourney in the background…who’s responsible for the pin placement on hole 17?!) The author of the blog I was Continue reading …

Bringing Your A-Game

Written by Chuck Olson

It was a thought-provoking time. Ten leaders, circled up, mining the depths of Old Testament Exodus 18—arguably one of the most significant texts on leadership. If you have logged any time in it, you know Continue reading …


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

– Chuck Olson

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