One of the detriments of this electronic age is that people believe they are “indispensible”. They are tied to their work via email and BlackBerry, even while on vacation! However, in the business world, a good leader shows his abilities when his organization can get along without him. He has trained his subordinates to take his place someday, which inevitably happens by retirement if not by something else.
Steven Ganz gives his reasons why his church should be able to get along without him in “Faith Reasonings: Church Leadership is Tied to Purpose”.