I love how Andy Stanley puts one oft-overlooked aspect of leadership.
Leadership is a stewardship, it’s temporary, and you’re accountable.
Before we take on a leadership role, we realize that leadership isn’t permanent. Leadership is something that flows from one leader to another.
Until we embrace the mantel of leadership. Then we want to hold onto our title.
But we can’t. We can’t continue to lead when it’s no longer our time.
The trouble comes in telling when it’s time to lay aside our leadership position and move on.
I do believe there are cues we can be watching for. These will gently, and sometimes not so gently, tell us we need to move on from our current leadership role.