Leaders who understand that leading others is a privilege also understand that leading is first and foremost about service. Being the leader means that you have been placed in a position to serve others; it has nothing to do with you.
Real leaders forget about themselves and instinctively react in their team’s best interest.
It’s why I am of the firm belief we can’t walk away from any leadership role without providing adequate notice to those we serve, except in truly exceptional circumstances, and to do so, does those others harm. No matter how right it is for us personally, if it harms others, then it’s probably not the right decision for anyone, including ourselves.
Footnote: there are obviously exceptions to this, such as domestic violence or death.