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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

There is no passion to be found playing small ,in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

- Nelson Mandela -

You manage things; you lead people.

- Grace Murray Hopper -

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

- John F. Kennedy -

Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellowmen.

- Mahatma Gandhi -

A good leader is not the person who does things right, but the person who finds the right things to do.

- Anthony T. Dadovano -

         

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Testimonials

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.

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

Just wanted to thank you again for your leadership messages!  I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate them.  I distribute them to all of our new college hires in our technology leadership...

Leadership Moments Subscriber

"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

Honestly I thought this MBTI staff development wouldn't really have an effect on the things I do but I was wrong.  Jeff King is awesome and would greatly enjoy him returning work.

Workshop Participant

         

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)."