Leading Thoughts from Chuck Olson

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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 …

2 Hacks for Improving Your Self-Awareness as a Team Leader

Written by Chuck Olson

Thought leader, author, and leadership consultant Reggie McNeal makes this provocative statement in his book Practicing Greatness: Self-awareness is the single most important body of information a leader possesses. With the impact of a defibrillator, Continue reading …

4 Ways to Spot a Servant Leader

Written by Chuck Olson

It certainly isn’t a spoiler alert to announce that leaders come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Each has their own look. The narcissistic leader is suited up seeking a platform or a press Continue reading …

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 …


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

– Chuck Olson

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