What makes a leader great? Is it their ability to generate value aka profits or bottom line results or is it their ability to develop a team that can not only deliver results but take over when they are gone?
People are afraid of mortality. Leaders are afraid of leaving. Consequently, even great leaders fail to create teams of competent people lest someone outshine them or worse, dethrone them! The result is that organizations get sub-optimal performance...in perpetuity!
This excellent presentation provides insights on great leadership traits. It then goes into the thorny issue of team building with a focus on succession planning. Great Read!!