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Summary and notes on books of relevance from across the leadership spectrum.

Broken and Whole: A Leader’s Path to Spiritual Transformation

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Broken and Whole: A Leader’s Path to Spiritual Transformation Author: Stephen A. Macchia Copyright Date: 2016 The hook was set early when Steve Macchia, founder and president of Leadership Transformations, penned these words: I’m Continue reading …

Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader Author: James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner Copyright Date: 2016 Arguably the most trusted names in the field of leadership, James Kouzes and Barry Posner have done it Continue reading …

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win Author: Jocko Willink and Leif Babin Copyright: 2015 Written by a couple of former Navy SEALs who understand the demands and risks of leadership in Continue reading …

Beautiful Outlaw: Experience the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus

Compiled by Chuck Olson

 Title: Beautiful Outlaw: Experience the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus Author: John Eldredge Copyright Date: 2011 The best way to introduce—and entice you to read—John Eldredge’s book Beautiful Outlaw is simply to share a Continue reading …

Living Forward: A Proven Plan To Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Living Forward: A Prove Plan To Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want Author: Michael Hyatt & Daniel Harkavy Copyright Date: 2016   I’m a fan of living life intentionally, on purpose. I’m Continue reading …

Great By Choice

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Great By Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All Author:  Jim Collins, Morten Hansen Copyright Date: 2011 Question: What do you do when Jim Collins writes a book? Answer: You read it. Right away. Jim Continue reading …

Ask It: The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Ask It: The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions Author: Andy Stanley Copyright Date: 2014 “Your greatest regret could have been avoided had you asked this particular question and then acted on Continue reading …

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Compiled by Chuck Olson

Title: Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most Author: Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Shiela Heen Copyright Date: 1999 Let’s cut to the chase. Reality check #1: Life is full of difficult conversations. Reality check Continue reading …

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

– Chuck Olson

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