Moses' father-in-law, Jethro, was a God-send as it came to the administration of Israel. Had he not shared his unsolicited advice, the nation would have been limited by Moses' efforts to listen to every dispute that the Israelites came up with. Jethro observed this unfortunate situation taking place, and suggested that Moses might increase his leadership reach by appointing qualified people to oversee the disputes and bring only the most difficult cases to him. In doing so, Moses would multiply his leadership efforts, and he would be giving others the opportunity to help lead the people.
When I started in Student Ministry, I think I was guilty of the same leadership problem as Moses: I tried to do everything by myself. Over time, however, I learned that passing on the responsibilities to other people freed me up to do the things that I really enjoyed and was good at, and it gave them the opportunity to spend their time doing something meaningful for God's Kingdom. It was when I made those changes that the ministry really began to grow. When a leader chooses to hold too tightly to too many things, the result is that growth of the ministry or organization that he or she is leading will be limited to the number of things the leader can do and to the quality at which he or she is capable of doing them. The wise leader learns to pass leadership responsibility on to others. In doing so, everybody is blessed in the process.