137. As the Lord was with my lord the king, so may he be with Solomon (1 Kings 1:37).
Why do some leaders take satisfaction in the failure of their successors? Shouldn’t a real passion for the organization mean we want it to succeed well beyond our days? Sadly, some leaders fear the discovery that things can continue without them–even grow. This may be a final badge of character for the leader to demonstrate as he heads out the door, but he must cheer his successor and those he led as they face the future without him. Failure to do so reveals holes in the leader’s heart and a weakness that will cost him his legacy.