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J.J. Cole
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No, and titles do not make a leader. In fact a sign of good potential in a leader, is the presence of humility when a title is bestowed. It should humble us and we should take the responsibility seriously enough that it refines us daily. We all have gaps, leaders recognize them. The true leaders in our departments are the officers who are displaying ownership right where they are at, developing those around them and pushing the needle forward. It doesn’t have to stated, its obvious who they are. In the end, Chiefs can pin stripes and bars to our uniforms, but we have to earn them everyday from our people.