Leaders don’t create followers – they create more leaders. (Alex Absalom, church missions leader)
We sometimes say that a person is not a leader if no one is following him or her. Good leaders very likely have many who follow and are devoted to them. But Absalom takes the idea a bit further. Great leaders have followers, of course, but they reproduce themselves in their disciples, who, themselves, become leaders also.
Go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19).