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By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

“Growing your character is about having the courage to expand your personal comfort zone within yourself. Staying in our comfort zone where we feel safe, secure, and in control can in fact be the deception of living in self-limiting fear and ego-driven pride. In nearly every aspect of life it takes character for you to be your best self.

Interestingly, when we achieve more in life, it presents us with the opportunity to grow or stay at the edge of our comfort zone. For example, you do well at work and you get a promotion opportunity. Immediately you can experience fear of failure, fear of what others may think of you, questioning whether you can do the job, even feeling you will have to use a fake-it-until-I-make-it strategy. Like it or not, growing character takes courage to face our fears and not mask them with ego-driven pride or hide from them. Developing ourselves means seeing this as the courageous zone – to learn and grow.

1.    Be courageous with myself

2.    Be courageous in new activities

3.    Be courageous with others

4.    Practice forgiveness

5.    Practice gratitude

6.    Practice meditation or prayer (p. 125-132).”

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By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
  1. "Establishing a Relationship
  2. Negotiating Expectations of Each Other
  3. Targeting Needs
  4. Career Development
  5. Sustaining the Relationship (p. 129-132)."

From: Tkatchov, O., & Tkatchov, M. (2020). Proactive professional learning: creating conditions for individual and organizational improvement. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

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The Ohio State University Leadership Center is celebrating 30 years of continued education, professional development, and research-based programming. 

We hope you are able to join us for a complimentary special event on December 4, 2020 from 9-10:30am EST digitally over Zoom

We will be hearing from some of our closest friends; President of Youngstown State University and former coach of Ohio State football, Jim Tressel, and Vice President of Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, Dr. Cathann Kress. 

You will not want to miss this scarlet and gray extravaganza!


Celebration Invitation

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By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, November 03rd, 2020

"Parents are constantly talking about and strategizing about their kids. Business leaders do the same about their staff. Parenting and team leadership are two of the toughest things you will ever try, and for many of the same reasons.

  1. Rules without a (proper) relationship leads to rebellion
  2. There is a difference between power and authority
  3. Have a few standards, and stick to them
  4. Be consistent
  5. Ultra-strict and ultra-lenient parents don't produce the best results
  6. Praise in writing; rebuke verbally
  7. Start with people where they are, not where you want them to be
  8. Set the right tone, and everything will take care of itself (p. 233-234)."

From: Throness, T. (2017). The power of people skills: how to eliminate 90% of your hr problems and dramatically increase team and company morale and performance. Wayne, NJ: Career Press.

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