“I shall not exist, but the work that I started should go on.” That’s what a business tycoon once said. Now, for that work to “go on”, a lot needs to be done, and that too, before we become non-existent.
Great leaders, as they slowly age towards retirement, always focus on the creation of next-generation of leaders. You should create your own photocopy to fill your position. If possible, someone even better than you.
That is what Chanakya says, “He (King) should strive to give training to the prince.” (5.6.39)
Leaders at the top should completely focus on developing potential leaders. Who is a leader and how to identify him is a challenge by itself. One will realise that a person successful in one area can be a failure in another. Or one who is a successful leader in a particular group may be a failure while leading another group for a different task.
But, before we start training and creating leadership programs, it is important to identify the right leaders. You need to ask a few questions that will tell you whether he will fit into the leadership framework.
Some of these have been listed below: