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mmBilly Downey
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Informal leaders are the best in the Agency. They are the ones that truly hold power and influence, not because they have a rank or title. Informal leaders have earned the respect of their teammates because they show others what they know by how they do it. Just last month at training, my TL repeatedly had to correct a small error the entry guys were making. Then one of the informal leaders, the “old guy” that everyone respects said basically the same thing the TL had said. Difference was he brought the whole team together and said it once. The rest of the day, the guys were on point and didn’t make the same error. Leadership at its finest.