We find ourselves in a time of perhaps unprecedented skepticism for business, political, academic, sports, and religious leaders. The world needs principled leaders who can make a lasting impact in their organizations, their communities and beyond.

Our mission is to meet the world's need for principled leaders

The Leadership Initiative is dedicated to advancing the leadership skills and effectiveness of our students and partners. Through scholarly excellence and transformational, collaborative experiences, Fisher is emerging as the preeminent institute for principled leadership.

As the historical center for leadership research, we are returning to our roots with a renewed focus on leadership scholarship and its practical applications to non-profit sectors of the community. And as part of the institution which is the economic driver for the state of Ohio, situated in the capital city, possessing a network of 600,000+ students, faculty, staff, and alumni, we have the capacity to galvanize individuals and communities to positively effect change – all starting with principled leaders.

Our vision

>> We are the world's preeminent center for leadership scholarship and practice

>> We offer the broadest and deepest development experience for the leaders of tomorrow

>> We provide innovative leadership expertise to Columbus community leaders

>> We play a vital role in unifying and advancing the Ohio State University's leadership efforts

>> We are self-sustaining