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Welcome to the OSU Leadership Center 


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

No matter where you go, there you are.

- Buckaroo Banzai -

Snowflackes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.

- Vista M. Kelly -

Actions are the seeds of fate. Deeds grow into destiny.

- Harry S. Truman -

When nothing is sure, everything is possible.

- Margaret Drabble -

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.

- Ray Kroc -

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Workshop Particiapnt

This was absolutely fantastic.  The presentation inspired and energized me, as did the presenter.  Thank you for all that you have done!  We will definitely benefit.

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

Beth Flynn cares deeply about your leadership skills. There is no better guide for your learning journey.

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Our Blog

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

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Leadership Center is offering a social media giveaway on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for a select three-hour or online leadership workshop.

Located in the Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership Department, the Ohio State Leadership Center works to provide leadership training to individuals, companies, and organizations that can be used to further grow the organization. The majority of workshops are held in the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.

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).