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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

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

- Theodore Roosevelt -

Creativity is finding new things... or expressing old truths in new ways.

- Roger vol Oech -

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acrorn.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.

- Dwight Eisenhower -

The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.

- Nolan Bushnell -

         

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Testimonials

My first affiliation with the OSU Leadership Center was through Beth Flynn as a facilitator at an off-site StrenghtsFinders session in 2013 for our group of HR professionals from across the state.  Beth did a...

Imogen Johnson, Human Resources Director

I’ve been receiving OSU Leadership “Link” since paper copies circa 2003~ always found them thought provoking and interesting.  And they’re often helpful and entertaining~ ie the “...

Holly Hambric, Extension Education Assistant

The What Will it Be Today? Conflict, Compete or Collaborate workshop focus was on me, and what I can do to change how I act in conflict situations. I gained greater understanding that I can not change the way others act...

Vicki Schwartz

I have been through similar sessions...and Jeff (Dr. King) was head and shoulders above any instructor I have had in the past.  Kudos!

Workshop Participant

I must say I truly appreciate these Leadership Moments.  They are the highlight of my week and I find them very informative.  There has not been a single one I have kept to myself.  I find this...

Leadership Moment Subscriber

         

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)."