Number 3:24: and the leader of the fathers’ households of the Gershonites was ELiasaph the son of Lael.
The leader has very important role to play. An organisation rises and falls on the leadership. Because of the influence they wield, decisions about appointing them are carefully considered. James says that we should not all be spiritual leaders because to them be the greater judgment because of the greater responsibility they bear.
Adam was created to be the leader of the human race. Therefore even though you were not there when he disobeyed God and ate the forbidden fruit, the implication of it is now over all humanity (Romans 5:12-21). The action or inaction of the leader has a repercussion over those who are under his purview.
That is why there was no alternative than to have another leader of the human race in the shape of Jesus Christ, to bring us into light after the darkness Adam plunged us into. The first creation was deformed with the sin of Adam, now in the second Adam, there is a new set of creatures formed based on the righteousness of Jesus Christ (2Corinthians 5:17).
Jesus is the leader of a new race. The reason he sends us out to preach the gospel to all creature (Mark 16:15) is so that we can introduce the people of the world to new life in Him. The words of the gospel are potent words, having the power of conversion (Romans 1:16).