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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

True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.

- Robert Townsend -

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

- Seneca -

What you are afraid to do is clear indication of the next thing you need to do.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.

- Dwight Eisenhower -

The key to successful today is influence, not authority.

- Kenneth Blanchard -

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Testimonials

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Workshop Participant

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Leadership Moment Subscriber

Leadership Minutes are used monthly with staff training in Orleans Parish.  I have also incorporated it into various leader training with local community groups.  Thanks for making them available!

Beth Gambel, Orleans Parish 4-H Coordinator

I am a graduate of two leadership programs, and I helped to co-found one and improve another. The information that I have been getting from the OSU Leadership Moments has proved invaluable. There are some leaders...

Paul Bernheimer, Leadership Cincinnati

I consider Leadership Moments as an ongoing “slice” of my professional development.  Not only have they been of benefit to me, but I have taken the occasional opportunity to share with my staff and with...

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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).