The top of the pile can be a precarious place.
Quotes to consider:
“Leadership is action, not position.” – Donald H. McGannon
“Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.” – Confucius
“Power does not corrupt man; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power” – George Bernard Shaw
“It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.” – François de la Rochefoucauld