Leadership at its core is navigational. It demands of those honored with the role, the foresight to define the route, plot the course and yes, take-off. Put that aluminum baby in the air and fly. Yep, take-off.
A plane on the runaway beyond its required time is but evidence of delay in travel to a defined destination.
So my friend, define the route, plot the course and fly. Oh, by the way, at the required altitude, use the built-in navigational equipment.