Everyone must be a leader -- The Rebbe

The purpose and intent (of a true leader) shall be to elevate mankind's faith, and to fill the world with justice... -- Maimonides, Laws of Kings 4:10

In 1950, in the first talk he gave upon assuming the leadership of the Lubavitch movement, the Rebbe addressed the very issue of his leadership: "Our faith demands that everyone must do good on his own, and not depend on his Rebbe. Don't decieve yourselves into thinking that I will lead and you will engage only in singing songs and toasting "L' chaim" and that that will be enough. Each of you has your own battle. I do not decline from helping, but nothing -- even heaven -- can replace personal responsibility."