Leadership Initiative

Fisher Hall

Leadership matters.

Positive, lasting impacts on organizations in our communities and beyond can only be affected by leaders. Therefore, our work at The Ohio State University directly impacts the quality of life in our community. It is our responsibility to develop the next generation of world leaders who will confront the various challenges facing society.

This is the ultimate goal of the Fisher Leadership Initiative at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business — to build principled leaders.

students engaged in leadership experiences each year
professionals engaged in live-events since 2020


Leadership Research Grant and Academic Conference

The Leadership Initiative has supported 37 projects spanning 14 disciplines in the study of leadership. Learn more about the studies and their findings here. Learn more about the studies and their findings here.

Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ)

Developed by Ohio State Leadership Studies team and R. Stogdil, in 1963, the LBDQ is widely used to assess and describe leader behaviors. Learn more


The Fisher Leadership Initiative contributes to the scholarly community by publishing our work in top academic journals. Read our latest publications here.

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