Leadership is not about which path you take, it is about the choices you make when the roads diverge. It is not learned in a one-day or one-month program. It is learned through a lifetime of education, experience, and reflection.
Every leader faces it at one time or another. You've mastered your technical domain and are encouraged (subtlety or not) to transition to delegating to and developing others. But what if you really like what you do? But what if you are worried you will get bored eventually without a new challenge? But what if you feel like that is a long way down the road and you still have enough challenges to keep you busy for a few years? Sound familiar? At what point do you decide to transition from doing yourself to developing others?
How did you move into formal leadership? What were the primary factors that encouraged your decision?