If you get too far ahead of the army, your soldiers may mistake you for the enemy. (Warren Wiersbe, author)
An ambitious leader may make a critical mistake by getting too far ahead of his followers. If they are not fully aware of the plans, they may lose track of the strategy and flounder. Sometimes the over-eager general may forget his primary assignment: stay with the troops, keep them informed of the progress, and lead alongside them.
For wherever there is. . . selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. (James 3:16)