A user group provides a variety of benefits for the members and the leaders of the community. The leadership of the group sets the strategy and develops the plan for growth, and the list of things that only a board of directors can do requires strong leaders. Starting a user group takes a ton of work, and participating on the user group board of director takes time, too. Going into it for the wrong reasons—self-promotion, fame, and fortune—will just leave you frustrated and not allow for the development of volunteers. In order to start to build others up as leaders, you need to understand yourself as a leader and seek out qualities that are going to have other good leaders part of the team.