The great test of leadership is what happens in your absence. (Tim Kight, entrepreneur and speaker)

What happens to the organization when a strong leader, perhaps the founder of a new enterprise, steps down? Too often the business and its influence begin to sag, sometimes leading to the failure of the previously successful business. Sometimes, however, the business continues to grow. What’s the difference? As Kight intimates, it’s how well the leader trained his successors.

Students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher (Luke 6:40).