“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and
all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan
River into the land I am about to give to them—
to the Israelites" - Joshua 1:2.
The Lord addressed these words to Joshua who was poised to take over leadership of the Israelites after Moses' death. Notice that there was a clear succession plan in place so that there was no lack of leadership when Moses 'retired.' Then Joshua became the leader not for some of the people but for all of them, and they probably numbered in the millions. Therefore Joshua had to lead them into their vision or goal - The Promised Land - as one unit, which required clarity of purpose, good communication and delegation of duties and responsibilities.
LEADERSHIP STEP: You will not have your current position forever, which begs the question: Are you training your successor for the job or role you currently hold? Your Step today is to give some thought as to who that person may be and then set out a plan to transfer your knowledge, systems and expertise to that person (there may be more than one) without holding anything back. Then for the sake of the team and organization, have everyone on your team do the same.