A leaders lasting value is measured by succession.
Value team leadership above individual leadership. No matter how good he is, no leader can do it all alone.
Succession is one of the key responsibilities of leadership.”
Achievement comes to someone when he is able to do great things for himself. Success comes when he empowers followers to do great things with him. Significance comes when he develops leaders to do great things for him. But legacy is created only when a person puts his organization into the position to do great things without him.
A leader hates to see something that he put his sweat, blood, and tears into starting to fail.
When all is said and done, your ability as a leader will not be judged by what you achieved personally or even by what your team accomplished during your tenure. You will be judged by how well your people and your organization did after you were gone. Your lasting value will be measured by succession.