Had coffee today with a friend who was talking about the transition from being a warrior to being a king. Great Kings (leaders) are marked by how their people live. If the people prosper, you know the King has led well.
See the progression of life moves us from explorers to warriors. We find something we are passionate about and then we fight for it and all that it is. As you grow, gain responsibility, become seasoned, develop a team and resources you have to learn how to make the transition from warrior to king.
So if you are afraid to ask yourself the hard questions about your leadership abilities just look around. If the people you are leading are not developing, growing, prospering, then it may be time to evaluate the king.