What impact would it have on your organization if you added ten new leaders today? You would see an immediate effect. You’d have more people carrying out the mission. More people to share the load. More people to influence others.
But what impact would it have on your organization if you added two new leaders developers today? To be honest, you would see very little immediate result. But over the next year or two you would see a tremendous impact. Not only would you eventually see new leaders, you would also see new leader developers. You see, greater leader developers don’t just produce leaders they produce leaders who produce leaders.
I thnk it comes down to this: Good senior leaders focus on raising up more leaders; great senior leaders focus on raising up more leader developers. If you invest your energy into raising up more developers you will end up with more leaders.