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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 lead 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

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

- Theodore Roosevelt -

Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.

- Doris Lessing -

Blessed is the leader who seeks the best for those he serves.

- Unknown -

Never before have we had so little time in which to do so much.

- Franklin D. Roosevelt -

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right.

- Henry Ford -

         

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Testimonials

I wanted to let you know how much the Leadership Moments have helped me in my role. I am an HR Generalist at a small company in Southern Ohio. I forward some of the Leadership Moments to our managers, and we have signed...

Tiffany Etling, HR Generalist

Appreciated Jeff's relaxed, confident, personal, authentic style of presenting and working with a group.

Workshop Participant

My first affiliation with the OSU Leadership Center was through Beth Flynn as a facilitator at an off-site StrenghtsFinders session in 2013 for our group of HR professionals from across the state.  Beth did a...

Imogen Johnson, Human Resources Director

 I just want to let you know that Leadership Moments are really helpful and motivating. They are very useful for me. I have always been waiting for these emails.

Leadership Moment Subscriber

I have been through similar sessions...and Jeff (Dr. King) was head and shoulders above any instructor I have had in the past.  Kudos!

Workshop Participant

         

Our Blog

By: Beth Flynn, Monday, August 18th, 2014
  1. Clarity is Essential
  2. Competence is Critical
  3. Identify Your Constraints
  4. Unlock Your Creativity
  5. Concentrate Single-Mindedly
  6. Have the Courage of Your Convictions
  7. Develop Your Character
  8. Plan Every Detail in Advance
  9. Organize Your Work Before You Begin
  10. Staff Properly at Every Level
  11. Delegate Effectively
  12. Inspect What You Expect
  13. Keep the Boss Informed
  14. Focus on High Productivity
By: Beth Flynn, Monday, August 18th, 2014

“When the young Beatles were performing at the Cavern Club n Liverpool in the early 1960's, they were unknown.  Enter Brian Epstein, who ran a family furniture store.  He had utterly no credentials to become the Beatles’ manager.  But they hired him and he was instrumental in helping them rise to fame.

Do you know what was the possibly his greatest contribution to the Beatles? His utter and total belief in their greatness, well before they were recognized by the broader public.

By: Beth Flynn, Monday, August 18th, 2014
  1. Maintaining and raising quality
  2. Developing and improving systems
  3. Coaching employee performance
  4. Communicating across the organization
  5. Collaborating across the organization
  6. Resolving conflicts
  7. Building employee motivation
  8. Leading with emotional intelligence
  9. Building teams and team performance
  10. Managing change
  11. Managing your time and priorities
  12. Working with ethics and integrity (p. 6)