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 first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.

- Max DePree -

Happienss cannot come from without. It must come from within.

- Helen Keller -

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.

- Sam Walton -

It is your attitude more than your aptitude that will determine your altitude.

- Gary V. Carter -

When I do right, no one remembers. When I do wrong, no one ever forgets.

- Anonymous -

         

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Testimonials

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

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

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

The StrengthsFinder Workshop was one of the best workshops I have ever attended.  And that view was shared by the other participants who gave us a lot of positive feedback.  One of the keys to the...

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Our Blog

By: Beth Flynn, Monday, August 22nd, 2016

"Being persistent means that when things get in the way, as they will, you will find a way of overcoming them.  If people knock you down, as they will, you are able to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and return to your path.  It also means that when doubts creep into your mind, as they will, you are able to listen to their message without being distracted from your purpose.

By: Beth Flynn, Monday, August 22nd, 2016
  • "Avoid sweeping statements.  Words such as 'always' and 'never' only make people angry, and defensive.
  • Focus on major responsibilities and performance standards.
  • Ask recipients to identify causes of performance problems.
  • Provide feedback frequently.
  • Discuss behaviors or results, not the person.
  • Specify what needs to be done.
  • Use both positive and negative feedback.
  • Coach rather than judge.
  • Fit feedback to the individual (p. 126)."
By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, August 02nd, 2016

"As a leader, you will likely be required to compromise on some issues. You will have to take a stand or have a position about various subjects. You should have a clear understanding of those things on which you are unwilling to compromise. That is a natural part of leadership. And it is your job as a leader to build the best culture you can - one that is productive, collaborative, flexible, and fair, and delivers results that matter.