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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mmMike Ligon
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Not at all. I feel that as you see team members on your team grow you should be encouraging them to step up and be as involved as they can be with the team as a leader. Everyone has a job on the team but everyone should also have a voice. During trainings it should be encouraged for members to be placed in the TL role during situations to give them the experience so that they can understand the position and to also help them grow as a leader. When we have new members come on the team we like to take some of the guys that have two years or more, who are not in leadership positions on the team, to take on these new members as their “SWAT Bubbies” and show them the ropes. It starts with them showing the new members how to put their kit together to helping them with grasping tactics while standing by waiting for their next turn at building entries with the team.