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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mmJeremy Lorenzo
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Absolutely not. You do not need rank or a title to take a leadership position. I believe that leadership is the ability to influence behavior
and anyone can influence behavior if they chose to. Good supervisors go to those individuals who have that ability to influence other’s behavior and use that to their advantage. There is always “that person” who others look up to or are influenced by who are not supervisors. The real trick is getting “that person” to lead others in a positive way. We all know that it can certainly go the other way as well.