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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

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

- Dayak Proverb -

One today is worth two tomorrows.

- Benjamin Franklin -

No man can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.

- Halford E. Luccock -

There is no security on this earth, only opportunity.

- Douglas MacArthur -

High expectations are the key to everything.

- Sam Walton -

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Testimonials

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 consider Leadership Moments as an ongoing “slice” of my professional development.  Not only have they been of benefit to me, but I have taken the occasional opportunity to share with my staff and with...

Rose Wilson-Hill

 I just want to let you know that Leadership Moments are really helpful and motivating. They are very useful for me. I have always been waiting for these emails.

Leadership Moment Subscriber

I am a graduate of two leadership programs, and I helped to co-found one and improve another. The information that I have been getting from the OSU Leadership Moments has proved invaluable. There are some leaders...

Paul Bernheimer, Leadership Cincinnati

I attended Beth Flynn’s Strength-Finder workshop about two year ago but continue to use the skills Beth taught in the class.  It is my desire to take another one of her classes, as I found the information and...

Janice M. Whitmire, Admin. Asst., OSU

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