It has been said that there is no success without a successor. This is so true! If we don't leave behind a thriving organization, how can we call ourselves leaders? In this case, we are nothing more than influential people. But true leaders make an impact by developing and positioning others to take the rudder and steer the ship towards its destiny.
Isaiah 61 is very clear about the purpose of God-given leadership. The first three verses talk about a leader that fulfills their call to develop others. Then in the next six verses we see the results of developing others: they go farther and accomplish more than the leader ever could do on his/her own. And they get the acclaim. But in the end result, it doesn't matter who gets the credit, as long as we're all doing our part in the Kingdom of God. If we do that, Jesus gets the glory, as He should!