“When the people saw him do this miraculous sign, they exclaimed, “Surely, he is the Prophet we have been expecting!” When Jesus saw that they were ready to force him to be their king, he slipped away into the hills by himself.” John 6:14-15 NLT. http://bible.com/116/jhn.6.14-15.
Leadership in our society is a lost art. So many people want to be leaders without having the skills of leadership. Just because you're popular or have a well known name doesn't make you a great leader. Sometimes it's more valuable NOT to be a leader but to work quietly in the background. Jesus gives us the perfect example of true leadership. He could have been King. He could have ruled the world, but chose not to. He led by serving. He did not make himself greater at the expense of others. He became our greatest leader of all time by denying his power and sacrificing his life on the cross for us. He is my king by turning down that job while he walked this planet. True leadership!
Praise God for his example!