There is something much more important and scarce than ability: It is the ability to recognize ability. “Men are developed the same way gold is mined. Several tons of dirt must be moved to get an ounce of gold. But you don’t go into the mine looking for dirt, you go in looking for gold.” – Dale Carnegie.
Most leaders have weaknesses as well as strengths, so how do you spot a leader? Since every leader is different, they can be recognized because somehow or another his/her people consistently demonstrate superior performance. A leader (influencer) is great, not because of his or her power, but because of the ability to bring out the best in others. In order to be a success, a leader must have a successor. This is the where long-range growth occurs. Your commitment to developing leaders will ensure ongoing growth to the organization.