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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. 

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

Relationships determine the sieze and the length of leadership.

- John C. Maxwell -

To lead the people, walk behind them.

- Lao Tzu -

Beware the barrenness of a too busy life.

- Socrates -

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after awhile, he knows something.

- Wilson Mizner -

Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.

- Anonymous -

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Testimonials

Beth did a great job with facilitating and presenting, the audience was very engaged. 

Workshop Particiapnt

Thank you for the wonderful work you do and the words of inspiration you share with all of us.

Leadership Moments Subscriber

Just wanted to thank you again for your leadership messages!  I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate them.  I distribute them to all of our new college hires in our technology leadership...

Leadership Moments Subscriber

As an HR Manager of a large automotive company, I frequently forward the OSU Leadership tips onto our supervisory staff.  Although a lot of times the content may seem basic or common sense like, it is good for...

Kim Schumm, HR Manager, Alex Products Inc.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has taken advantage of the OSU 21st Century Leadership Series over the past two years to develop its leaders and improve their leadership skills. Participation in various offerings...

Dave Coyle, ODOT

Our Blog

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

CEOs who Engage for Impact:

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
  • “High performers are more successful than their peers, yet they are less stressed.
  • High performers love challenges and are more confident they will achieve their goals despite adversity.
  • High performers are healthier than their peers.
  • High performers are happy.
  • High performers are admired.
  • High performers get better grades and reach high positions of success.
  • High performers work passionately regardless of traditional rewards.
  • High performers are assertive (for the right reasons).
By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, June 04th, 2019