NTOA Forums Tactical Leadership General Leadership Do You Have to hold a Title to Take a Leadership Position? Reply To: Do You Have to hold a Title to Take a Leadership Position?

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mmDerrick Coleman
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No, not at all. A big part of leadership is who you are as a person. When you possess these attributes they aren’t easily suppressed, they will shine through. Your colleagues, your leadership will take notice…..sometimes that can trigger negative responses, however that’s a whole different discussion. There is no title needed to take a leadership position, command presence, knowledge, drive, willingness to act, or know when not to act, and your actions on a scene or in an emergency situation.