During the 2009 recession, U.S. companies spent $12 billion on leadership development. That’s some pretty hefty coin to train employees. Why exactly do companies find it so important? Why are they willing to invest so much money in to leadership training? The answer is simple. The ability to lead others is a very specific talent and often times can make or break a company. This infographic from Michigan State University Online, where you can earn your Strategic Leadership & Management Certificate, tackles why leadership training is so important and what companies are doing to step up their game.