Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

Inspiring and equipping Kingdom leaders for lives of extraordinary impact.

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 …

You’ve Got One Job!

Written by Chuck Olson

“Box out! Box out!” If you have ever played on a basketball team, you know exactly what that sideline-shout is all about. Every year, every season, every coach will invariably drill his players on how Continue reading …

Avoiding Temptation as a Leader

Written by Chuck Olson

We loved our new home. To be sure, it was a fixer-upper, but we loved the possibilities. We loved that it sat at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac—a perfect place for our kids to Continue reading …

Leading Against the Current

Written by Chuck Olson

It was my day off. And it couldn’t have started better. I headed out from the home a tad earlier than normal because beating the morning traffic in LA is both art form and big-league Continue reading …

Rethinking Leadership

Written by Chuck Olson

Some books entertain. Others educate. And then there are those books that mess with you. I’m talking about the books that by design or default show up on your bookshelf (or get downloaded on your Continue reading …

Are YOU a Smart Leader?

Written by Chuck Olson

Years later I can still see in my mind’s eye the shattered cabinets strewn like a yard-sale atop the unforgiving concrete floor of the loading dock… For half a year, between college and grad school, Continue reading …

One Tool You’ve Got to Have

Written by Chuck Olson

I love toolboxes! I’ve got several of them. I’ve got one that sits in the garage atop a makeshift workbench that is always propped open, ready when I need to snatch my Stanley tape measure Continue reading …

A Must Have Leadership Quality

Written by Chuck Olson

It was not my best moment. Far from it. Back in the day, I joined a basketball league at the local gym. One night a week, guys from the community would lace up, stretch out, Continue reading …


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

– Chuck Olson

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