Companies spend a crazy amount of money each year training their employees — on average, $1,208 per employee, as of 2013. A lot of time and resources are sunk into developing better leaders within organizations.
But does it have to be such a process? Not always. Publishing and materials that once would have cost a fortune and been available only to a select few have been democratized by the internet and are readily available online.
We're not talking low-quality instruction, either. Take online learning portal Udacity, for example. It was developed by Sebastian Thrun, a Stanford professor and the inventor of Google's driverless car, to make top-quality education available to everyone.
TED Talks are another source of quality, reputable instruction, and inspiration, on everything from entertainment to design to science — and leadership.
These videos, ranging from just three to a little over 20 minutes in length, offer incredible leadership insight. Check them out: