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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

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

- Franklin Rossevelt -

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd

- James Crook -

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

- Mahatma Gandhi -

Procrastination is opportunity's natural assassin.

- Victor Kiam -

Imagination is intelligence having fun.

- Anonymous -

         

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Testimonials

Beth Flynn’s workshop on Strengths Finder that I attended was well structured and interactive with other participants.  I was ready to learn more after the session and even asked what’s next.

Frank Gibson, Program Manager

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

I would like to continue receiving leadership moments as there are many helpful reminders and in some cases, new concepts within them that I can share with my leadership peers.  We incorporate what we find useful....

Renee Kimbell, Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor

I provide a biweekly electronic The Health at Work 4 All! newsletter, a collection of information from various sources that is intended to provide readers with information around workplace health and wellness...

Sandy Richardson, Middlesex London Health Unit

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...

Patricia Wherry, Human Res. Mgr.

         

Our Blog

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
  • "Before group discussions, give people 2-3 minutes to jot down their thoughts
  • In online meetings, encourage responses in the chat box
  • Break the team into pairs or small groups to discuss issues and report back to the larger group. This can be done both live and online
  • Build in moments of silence for introverts to reflect
  • Put a question out to the group, and allow each person 2 minutes to give an opinion on the topic
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.