10 great TED Talks on leadership

Great leaders not only grow themselves, they also grow others.

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By Jan McCallum

Top leaders talk about “growing others” and how their actions can inspire and develop their teams. Here, they share these thoughts in 10 inspiring TED Talks that provide insights you can use to improve your leadership skills.

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch, legendary former chairman and chief executive of General Electric.

1. What it takes to be a great leader

Great leaders take risks, says Roselinde Torres, managing director of consulting firm Boston Consulting Group. She argues that traditional leadership development practices “will stunt your growth as a leader” and falsely lull organisations into thinking they are prepared for future challenges. Torres urges listeners to look outside their traditional networks.