The purpose of a leaderboard is to show users where they rank in a gamified system. Those at the top enjoy the notoriety it brings; as for everyone else, the leaderboard shows them where they stand relative to their peers.
Gamification helps Learning and Development teams
The goals of gamification are to achieve higher levels of engagement, change behaviors, and stimulate collaboration and innovation. The opportunities for businesses are great – from having more engaged customers, to collaborative platforms to enable innovation or improving employee performance