What does it cost to get an education? What does it cost to raise a family? What does it cost to enjoy freedom?
What does it cost to be a leader? The answer will vary depending on the individual and type of leadership required.
Consider the cost of spiritual leadership.
Regarding Jesus, it involved His life. We can safely say the same will be required of us. Although it may not involve a physical death, we should be ready and willing if it did.
Perhaps the most significant cost is that of being a servant. The cost involves putting others above ourselves. For that we must die to self.