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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, and we offer an in-depth collection of leadership-related resources for loan. 

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

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives forever.

- John F. Kennedy -

Puprose is the most essential core of leadership.

- Tom Votel -

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is but a vision. Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.

- Sanskrit Proverb -

I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.

- Dr. Seuss -

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.

- Martin Luther King, Jr. -

         

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Testimonials

Have subscribed to Leadership Moments for MANY years – for inspiration, for reflection, for sharing.  The short articles often prompt me to look for a resource and read more.  I’ve “collected...

Christine Kniep, Family Living Educator

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

This was absolutely fantastic.  The presentation inspired and energized me, as did the presenter.  Thank you for all that you have done!  We will definitely benefit.

Workshop Participant

You are truly inspirational in your approach, and I credit you with helping me create and grow my new business.  Any time you need a reference, let me know; you've got it!

Workshop Participant

Beth Flynn cares deeply about your leadership skills. There is no better guide for your learning journey.

Jim Canterucci, ELCircle

         

Our Blog

By: Beth Flynn, Monday, November 14th, 2016

1.     Keep an open mind about the view of others

2.     Show genuine concern for other people

3.     Encourage openness and honesty

4.     Communicates clear objectives

5.     Demonstrate commitment to personal and organizational values

6.     Display confidence and capability (p. 164).”

 

What are some things you do to build trust?

 

From: Gautrey, C. (2014).  Influential leadership: a leader’s guide to getting things done.  London:  Kogan Page.

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

“When it comes to knowing yourself, you are likely to have some blind spots.  We all do.  Unfortunately, not seeing ourselves accurately can have negative consequences.  We may over-estimate our performance and then are surprised when we are passed over for promotion.  Even when the outcomes are not as consequential, we miss opportunities to change our behavior.  Underestimating our performance can also be detrimental.  We may have done well in others’ eyes, but having a low image of our performance can cause us unnecessary stress and may make us take actions that preclude opportunities tha

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
  1. "Be a good coach.
  2. Empower your team and don't micromanage.
  3. Express interest in team members' success and personal well-being.
  4. Don't be a sissy.  Be productive and results oriented
  5. Be a good communicator and listen to your team.
  6. Help your employees with career development.
  7. Have a clear vision and strategy for the team.
  8. Have key technical skills so you can help advise the team (p. 72-73)."