The mandate of leadership is to move something, or someone, from position A to position B.
In other words, where no movement is needed, no leader is needed.
Leadership is then the process of achieving goals with and through other people.
In other words, no other people, no leader.
This is why the leader’s most important task is to invest in the building up of the people they rely on to go from point A to point B.
This process is how you become someone worth following in the first place, otherwise known as a leader.