OSU Leadership Center

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Leadership Topics
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Our Team
Our skilled professionals have expertise in a variety of leadership topics. Contact us for help in building your leadership capacities.
OSU Leadership Center
Our mission is to provide “research-based resources and high quality practical programs to build and strengthen leadership capacities that make a positive difference in the lives of Ohio’s citizens.”

OSU Leadership Center

Welcome to the OSU Leadership Center Website

The OSU Leadership Center is led by a group of professionals dedicated to providing leadership-centered education and research to individuals, organizations and communities.  We provide high-quality, practical programs to build and strengthen leadership capacities, and we offer an in-depth collection of leadership-related resources for loan. 

Created in 1990, the center is located on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University and is a part of the Departments of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership and OSU Extension.  Our mission is to provide research-based resources and high quality practical programs to build and strengthen leadership capacities that make a positive difference in the lives of Ohio's citizens.

Quotes of the Day

Integrity is a centering power because it serves as an anchor that grounds us firmly before we take action, as well as during that action.

- S.W. Ventrella -

Nothing strengthens the judgment, and quickens the conscience, like, individual responsibility.

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton -

A good leader is not the person who does things right, but the person who finds the right things to do.

- Anthony T. Dadovano -

If you stop learning today, you stop leading tomorrow.

- Howard Hendricks -

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star

- Nietzsche -




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Our Blog

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

“When it comes to knowing yourself, you are likely to have some blind spots.  We all do.  Unfortunately, not seeing ourselves accurately can have negative consequences.  We may over-estimate our performance and then are surprised when we are passed over for promotion.  Even when the outcomes are not as consequential, we miss opportunities to change our behavior.  Underestimating our performance can also be detrimental.  We may have done well in others’ eyes, but having a low image of our performance can cause us unnecessary stress and may make us take actions that preclude opportunities tha

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
  1. "Be a good coach.
  2. Empower your team and don't micromanage.
  3. Express interest in team members' success and personal well-being.
  4. Don't be a sissy.  Be productive and results oriented
  5. Be a good communicator and listen to your team.
  6. Help your employees with career development.
  7. Have a clear vision and strategy for the team.
By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, October 04th, 2016

“You are a unique human being, and there is no one else like you in the world.  You have unique gifts, talents, and perspectives that you bring to your relationships with others.  You have experience and knowledge that position you to make the world a better place. 

Consider all of the roles you play in the work you do and the life you lead.  Think about the difference your efforts have made to your networks over the course of a lifetime.