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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

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

- Eleanor Roosevelt -

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

- Alan Ashley Pitt -

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

- Abraham Lincoln -

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

- Thomas Jefferson -

Truth is what stands the test of experience.

- Albert Einstein -

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Testimonials

Thank you for the wonderful work you do and the words of inspiration you share with all of us.

Leadership Moments Subscriber

You have NO idea how much I appreciate these Leadership moments.  Today's was particularly timely.

Leadership Moments Subscriber

Appreciated Jeff's relaxed, confident, personal, authentic style of presenting and working with a group.

Workshop Participant

"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

I do enjoy reading your Leadership Moments. I often print and post them by my computer. They provide me the opportunity to reflect during a busy day. Thank you.

Reshma Desai

Our Blog

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).
By: Beth Flynn, Tuesday, June 04th, 2019