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Greg Arpin
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I witnessed many people holding titles in a leadership position that others would not follow due to a lack of trust, or lack of solid leadership qualities. Conversely I have also witnessed those holding no title whatsoever be followed by many. I teach in various academies, and it seems as though there is always someone or a few people to which others gravitate toward and follow. They hold no title, but express many qualities and values such as selflessness, integrity, honor, and bring solidarity to the group. Not only do I believe you do not need a title to take a leadership position, or act in a leadership role, but it has been my experience that quite often, those who are looked as as leaders, hold no title whatsoever.