Leadership, to me, is a special possession. One isn't necessarily an effective leader because of assignment or appointment. One leads from skill. Proof of leadership is to monitor if anyone is following.
Earth-world is bombarded with leadership. Complexity and opportunity keep the leader-board scrambling for the newest, the biggest, and the brightest. This can be intimidating to the Christian who operates in invisibles. Charting our success is not....well it doesn't chart.
But what we do is lead the discouraged to the hope. That is a pretty fascinating work. Christian leadership puts the meaning, the endurance, and the life into all other leadership. In actuality, we put---in what makes things work---the tick. We may feel irrelevant most of the time as awards are seldom handed out for holding people together. Yet, such is our career.
Henri Nouwen wrote, The leader of the future will be the one who dares to claim his irrelevance in the contemporary world as a divine vocation that allows him or her to enter into a deep solidarity with the anguish underlying all the glitter of success and to bring the light of Jesus there.
The leadership of the future? It's the same call as has always been for the Christian. Let your light so shine before men....that they want to follow....Him.