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 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

The only test of leadership is that somebody follows.

- Robert K. Greeleaf -

The first step to leadershp is servanthood.

- John Maxwell -

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is but a vision. Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.

- Sanskrit Proverb -

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.

- Tom Landry -

If you're not a risk taker, you should get out of business.

- Ray Kroc -

         

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Testimonials

Dr. King did a good job of explaining the material in a way that made it easy to relate to and use in our own situation.

Workshop Participant

I must say I truly appreciate these Leadership Moments.  They are the highlight of my week and I find them very informative.  There has not been a single one I have kept to myself.  I find this...

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I’ve been receiving OSU Leadership “Link” since paper copies circa 2003~ always found them thought provoking and interesting.  And they’re often helpful and entertaining~ ie the “...

Holly Hambric, Extension Education Assistant

I attended Beth Flynn’s Strength-Finder workshop about two year ago but continue to use the skills Beth taught in the class.  It is my desire to take another one of her classes, as I found the information and...

Janice M. Whitmire, Admin. Asst., OSU

Jeff, you related extremely well with your audience.  The material presented was a very accurate assessment of me personally.  You did an excellent job in presenting your information.  Great Job!

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Our Blog

By: Beth Flynn, Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Here are some practices that will help you walk in the other person's shoes. Follow these, and you'll be more empathetic, winsome, and engaging. Think about the person you're about to meet with:
  1. Picture the circumstances. What's happening, right now, in the other person's life? What pressures are they under?
By: Beth Flynn, Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
"Managers and leaders are central to employees' experience of work and their experience within the organization.  Leaders are always part of a broader organizational culture and the overall culture will outlast any individual leader's efforts.  Over time, leaders will shape the culture, but this takes years and affecting this type of change is more similar to steering a tanker - slow and deliberate.
By: Beth Flynn, Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
The leader is the most important person in any organization.  The leader sets the tone by the way he/she talks, behaves, responds to others, and treats people every day.  People tend to "follow the leader" in that they imitate or mimic the behavior of the leader towards others.  When the leader treats other people with courtesy and respect, everyone eventually begins treating coworkers with the same courtesy and respect.