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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

Remember that it is far better to follow well than to lead indifferently.

- John G. Vance -

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.

- Ronald Reagan -

When the leader falls, a follower must take the lead.

- Tony Talecki -

Your work is to discover your work, and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.

- Buddha -

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

- Mother Teresa -

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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

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

I have been reviewing Leadership Moments since 2011 and they are good reminders of very basic leadership philosophies that we sometimes forget in our busy day. So they have been great at keeping me grounded and focused...

Keiva Wyatt, Human Resource Director

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

"I really enjoyed your class and have used some of the items we discussed …it is great when we are in a meeting and someone mentions! We actually used  our strength finder themes for a poster we had to...

Sandra Thompson, The Center for Family Safety and Healing

Our Blog

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, November 05th, 2019

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Leadership Center is offering a social media giveaway on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for a select three-hour or online leadership workshop.

Located in the Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership Department, the Ohio State Leadership Center works to provide leadership training to individuals, companies, and organizations that can be used to further grow the organization. The majority of workshops are held in the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.

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).