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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

A man may fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame someone else.

- Knox Manning -

A man is but the products of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.

- Mahatma Gandhi -

We must be the architects, not the victims of change.

- Denis Waitley -

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

- John F. Kennedy -

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.

- Tom Landry -

         

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Testimonials

We found the Spectrum Temperament Development program to be essential to building a strong team.  Beth Flynn did a wonderful job facilitating the program.  She is excellent at defining, in a non-threatening...

Robyn M. Tate, Human Resources

I wanted to let you know how much the Leadership Moments have helped me in my role. I am an HR Generalist at a small company in Southern Ohio. I forward some of the Leadership Moments to our managers, and we have signed...

Tiffany Etling, HR Generalist

Life is busy.  The Leadership Moments are a refreshing breath of air.  The articles are brief, insightful and give us new ideas and suggestions of looking to strengthen our leadership skills.  Thank you...

Karen Dickrell

Jeff, you related extremely well with your audience.  The material presented was a very accurate assessment of me personally.  You did an excellent job in presenting your information.  Great Job!

Workshop Participant

Beth Flynn’s Leadership Moments provide very helpful leadership insights.  They are short, so I read them even when I am busy, and they reference a quality leadership resource so I can delve further into the...

Cathie Leimbach, Agon Leadership

         

Our Blog

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

"If you don't love it, you'll never be great at it. If you don't love it, you won't work to overcome all the challenges to keep doing it. If you love what you do, you won't quit when the world says you should. You will continue to show up every day, do the work, and discover that success is not created by other people's opinions. It's not created by what the media and fearful news says. It's not created by any of the circumstances outside you.

When asked about his best leadership advice, Dr. Jeff King, Co-Director of the OSU Leadership Center and Associate Professor at Ohio State, simply says “Listen”.

He added that most of the time, if we took the time to intentionally listen to one another, we would realize that we’re really working toward the same goals, and that listening allows us to work together to find common ground.

By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, February 05th, 2019

"When you are a leader, most things that go wrong are not directly your fault, but they are always your responsibility. The art of apology can make the difference between lost trust and ruined reputations.