Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

Inspiring and equipping Kingdom leaders for lives of extraordinary impact.

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 …

4 Ways to Measure Your Leadership

Written by Chuck Olson

It was Tuesday. Pattie was calendared to spend the day with the grandkids. Up early. Check. Grab some breakfast. Check. Hop in the car. Check. So far, so good. Start the engine. Nothing. Try again. Continue reading …

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 …


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

– Chuck Olson

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