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mmRick Ryan
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I believe Leadership is an attitude and approach rather then a position. I often find that those chasing titles frequently miss the importance of experience, expertise, and bonafides. I can still recall the names of the senior officers on my first patrol assignment who were leaders every single day despite lacking a title or official assigned position. I learned more from these officers than a vast majority of the in-service training. While leadership responsibilities can come with a title, the ability to lead does not.