About Lead Read Today

Lead Read Today is a publication from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business’ Leadership InitiativeLead Read Today provides evidence-based leadership and management best practices to assist current or emerging leaders. To date, we have published over 330 articles on a variety of leadership topics from 67 unique authors.

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 comprehensive, evidence-based leadership model – BUILD.


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BUILD is our free assessment that measures individual leadership behaviors and provides a foundation for continued development. It is built upon decades of leadership research and is firmly grounded on a strong foundation of evidence.

The BUILD competencies include:

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