My father used to tell me, "If you think you are leading, look behind you to see if anyone is following!" This is true and to this day, every time I think I am leading, I look to see if I have followers. This advice is both literally and metaphorically helpful for leaders. All leaders should examine each opportunity they are call to lead to ensure their followers are present, aligned, inspired and have the correct image of success in their minds!
"Look behind to lead up front," as you inspire your team toward that future vision of success!