OSU Leadership Center

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Leadership Topics
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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

What you are afraid to do is clear indication of the next thing you need to do.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

When you are able to laugh at your errors people are more than willing to show compassion and laugh with you.

- R.C. Whiteley -

Work expands to fill the time available for its completion

- C. Northcote Parkinson -

Information is not knowledge.

- Albert Einstein -

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.

- Lao, Tzu -




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Workshop Participant

Whenever I need a "go-to" person for a lively and timely individualized development program, I go to Beth Flynn!  Her leadership training talents have been a resource for my students and colleagues for...

Nancy K. Lahmers, OSU Fisher College of Business

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

Workshop Participant

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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.