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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

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.

- George Washington -

in settling for a life tht is less than the one you are capable of living.

- Nelson Mandela -

Where the heart is willing it will find a thousand ways, but where it is unwilling it will find a thousand excuses.

- Dayak Proverb -

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

- Denis Waitley -

Leaders don't forece people to follow they invite them on a journey.

- Chalres S. Lauer -

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Testimonials

Beth Flynn’s workshop on Strengths Finder that I attended was well structured and interactive with other participants.  I was ready to learn more after the session and even asked what’s next.

Frank Gibson, Program Manager

You are truly inspirational in your approach, and I credit you with helping me create and grow my new business.  Any time you need a reference, let me know; you've got it!

Workshop Participant

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 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