Jesus tells a story in Matthew 21 where he walked past a tree and wanted something to eat. There was no fruit on the tree in fact there was leaves. He cursed that tree and when they walked past the day after that tree had absolutely shrunk to its roots.
When we start out as leaders it is not so difficult to lead individuals. Those that are just starting out on their journey, those who starting to learn how to serve and get going in their career or calling.