Tony Morgan has a great synopsis of Bill Hybels first session from the Leadership Summit. Bill believes, and rightly so, that leaders develop through a lifecycle. J. Robert Clinton's Book The Making of a Leader points this out as well.
Each leader goes through a lifecycle. They are tested and stretched at each phase. They have certain responsibilities they must be accountable for, and through them, they grow. Leadership is growth.
Tony breaks down Bill Hybel's session. Be sure to check it out.
tony morgan | one of the simply strategic guys: Leadership Summit [Bill Hybels]: "If we aren't intentional about our growth, our leadership influence will plateau and ultimately die."