Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

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Setting Up for Success

Written by Chuck Olson

If you subscribe to my Book Notes (quotes from leadership-related books), you can see this one coming… In the April edition, the focus was on destined-to-be-a-classic Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Continue reading …

Who’s Got Your Back?

Written by Chuck Olson

There is something to be said about the power of partnership. Recently, I was coaching a leader who was vetting the prospects of teaming up with a new business partner. Our conversations were frequent and Continue reading …

What Showing Up Looks Like…In Real Life

Written by Chuck Olson

“Hey, Olson, your dad’s here.” Invariably, as we did our pregame shoot-around, one of my teammates would take note that my dad was in the stands. And invariably, I would brush off the update as Continue reading …

How Do I Get from Good to Great?

Written by Chuck Olson

Driving home that night, we tried to contain our excitement, but it was a lost cause. We would have had more success holding a beach ball underwater! Pattie and I had just enjoyed a soul-stirring Continue reading …

An Essential Set of Leadership Lenses

Written by Chuck Olson

There I was minding my own business. My task was simple. Stop by P.F. Chang’s and grab some takeout for dinner. As I waited for my order to be filled, a family of three walked Continue reading …

Staying in the Game

Written by Chuck Olson

Jimmy couldn’t wait until he turned six. Jimmy’s dad was a professional hockey player and the deal was that when he turned six, he could go to the arena to see dad play for the Continue reading …

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 …


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

– Chuck Olson

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