Lead Read Today is a platform from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business’ Leadership Initiative that provides evidence-based leadership and management best practices to assist current or emerging leaders.

All of our articles have leadership as a core theme, and the majority of our content combines leadership research and evidence with perspective and commentary.

We organize and link all Lead Read Today articles to the 18 competencies within our evidence-based leadership model – BUILD.


BUILD is our comprehensive, 360° assessment that measures individual leadership behaviors and provides a foundation for continued development.

Click each competency for a definition and list of the associated Lead Read Today articles.

Stewardship Relational Skills Self-Leadership
Vision Developing Others Self-Awareness
Wisdom Managing Others Emotional Intelligence
Strategic Planning Decision-Making Self-Control and Management
Diplomacy Communication Social Responsibility
Change Agent Resolving Conflict Intrinsic Motivation
Responsibility Ethical Conduct Character Development

To gain access to the BUILD leadership assessment, contact the Fisher Leadership Initiative team at leadership@osu.edu.