Leaders who view the future of their organizations in terms of profit/loss, market share, enrollment, brand recognition, test scores, deals closed, cars sold, etc., are simply deceiving themselves.
Our people ARE our brand (see my previous post on this).
The wisest leaders invest fully and often in the growth of the members of the organization. The organization (a collection of organisms) is simply a manifestation of the people in it. When they learn and grow and prosper and succeed........so does the organization.