I believe that the most effective measure of leadership is the performance of the team in the small business owner’s absence. If you as a business owner can leave for a period of time, and the company continues forward in an accelerated trajectory, then your leadership is effective. Yet, how do you create competent leaders within your organization? You must train employees to become leaders. And these people are vital when you’re trying to build a transferable and sustainable business that’s valuable to future buyers.