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Jonathan Thum
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Absolutely not. Leadership can’t be given by title or rank it is earned. Some leadership is implied by position and ultimately people will follow commands. Under crisis,which is where we are proven, True leaders rise to the top and people will follow them. The greatest leaders are those that use their position and their performance to influence the greatest amount of people. Position without performance is hollow. Case in in point throughout my career their have been officers and Sgt.’s who I would have given and done anything for based on my trust and the displayed leadership i had observed. Others with even higher rank didn’t have the credibility with me or other officers then those leaders.