John Maxwell did a talk years ago about finding eagles. (He described an eagle as a leader who soared above the others.) Maxwell said, “Turkeys and chickens flock together, but eagles soar alone.”
Some put ads in a bulletin asking for potential leaders to contact the church office. It’s not uncommon to ask for leaders to sign up in the lobby during the church announcements.
In my experience, it’s rare to find a great leader by asking the masses and hoping one will sign up or show up.
In every case I can think of, I’ve discovered great potential in others during one-on-one conversations.
Rather than hoping to find an eagle in a crowd, we will likely have better success spotting them after a personal conversation.