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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

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

- Vince Lombardi -

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.

- Karen Clark -

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

- Motehr Teresa -

The first rule of holes: when you're in one, stop digging.

- Molly Ivins -

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

- Doris Lessing -

         

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Testimonials

I have been getting rave reviews about the Managing Multiple Generations workshop you facilitated today.  Great job!

Workshop Particiapnt

I have been on the mailing list for the leadership moments series for years.  It’s amazing how often the topic that is addressed is just the right information I needed that day.  I always find something...

Eva Bradshaw, Director, Fisher College of Business

The What Will it Be Today? Conflict, Compete or Collaborate workshop focus was on me, and what I can do to change how I act in conflict situations. I gained greater understanding that I can not change the way others act...

Vicki Schwartz

We received a call from a participant who said that Tuesday's seminar was the best one he had ever attended, and over the years, he's attended many.  He said when he returned to work, he used the...

Workshop Participant

I was a bit apprehensive at first as I was afraid the strength finders would point out my weaknesses.  But in fact the training helps me understand my natural inclination of how I interact with others because of my...

Vicki Schwartz

         

Our Blog

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

"In the days of Glassdoor, Twitter, and other fast-moving social media, reputations build quickly and can be hard to change. We've seen seemingly minor missteps torpedo careers. It's a lot easier to avoid these behaviors than having to clean up your reputation after. Among the top missteps to avoid:

By: Beth Flynn, Friday, April 05th, 2019

Dr. Emily Buck, Co-Director of the OSU Leadership Center and professor at Ohio State, says that her best leadership advice is “be willing to continue to learn from those around you”.  

Buck has been fortunate to experience this kind of positive mentorship on a personal level throughout her professional journey through her friend and mentor Kris Boone, director of Ohio State ATI.  

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, April 02nd, 2019
  1. “Assess individual strengths and behavioral preferences
  2. Select members using a plan to complement strengths and fill gaps to achieve balance and synergy
  3. Develop a charter, define roles, and align on the most important goals and rewards
  4. Proactively create an environment in which teammates can learn about each other personally to better understand their formative life experiences, what drives them, and ultimately build trust
  5. Establish a cadence of team training that incorporates real-world and mission critical challenges and obstacles