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mmJohn Atkins

The answer to this question is a resounding no. Certainly, quality leadership from a titled position can affectively impact any group or organization in a positive manner but informal leadership, organically grown, can have significant impact on an organization. We have all read about or experienced some level of Greenleaf’s Servant Leadership or transformational leadership in action. The most important nature of these examples is in their reciprocity of leadership sources. From leadership they create and nurture new leadership from the ground up. The budding or tenured leader on any level of an organization that has been positively impacted by an environment of empowerment, accountability, and expected growth can assume titled positions based upon their leadership reputations they exhibited as they grew in the organization. So non-titled leadership is essential to a healthy organization so it can face new challenges throughout the years