"For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or household gods" - Hosea 3:4.
This verse contains a pronouncement of judgment by the prophet, declaring that Israel would have to function for many days without any leadership. God is a leadership God—He works through leadership, speaks to leadership, gives visions and dreams to leadership, and judges leadership, holding them accountable for what they do, say, don't do, and don't say. Leadership must have the attitude that they serve as leaders by God's choice (not because of their worthiness), do so willingly, continuously work to grow and develop, and accept that they will be held accountable to represent God by doing His will and manifesting His preferred attitudes and behaviors. That awareness can prevent leaders from building their own kingdoms while adopting arrogant and prideful attitudes, infatuated with their own power and position..
LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Step today is to understand that you are leading by God's choice and you are therefore God's gift to your organization or family in that capacity. That means you must humble yourself and learn about leadership from God's perspective. Identify a leadership book today—not necessarily a Christian one—and commit to read it before year's end. Then find another one and keep on learning and growing to be the best leader God had in mind for you to be.