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Vincent Upole
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No, we have formal (those who are designated leader by title) and informal (those who designated leader by their peers). I’m sure we can all think of an informal leader in our ranks. The senior officer who can lead by his/her knowledge, experience, and years of service but may not want a promotion. We also have leaders who are promoted and who possess those same qualities. However, you don’t necessarily have to possess those same qualities in order to gain a promotion (ie because you got the promotion doesn’t mean you’re a good leader). I guess to sum it up, great leaders can come in any form, at any rank…. regardless of your title.