NTOA Forums Tactical Leadership General Leadership Do You Have to hold a Title to Take a Leadership Position? Reply To: Do You Have to hold a Title to Take a Leadership Position?

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Ryan Qualseth
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I agree with everyone that leadership doesn’t have to come with title, but title allows you to be in the position to take leadership of certain areas or incidents. As an operator on an operation, leadership can be shown by an officer that is highly trusted due to earned trust through competency and decision making. However, the operator isn’t going to be able to lead at the command post of certain operations since title needs to lead. The operator can influence through good logical experience, but in the end, a person with title is going to make certain decisions.
In general, my answer is no, but with the assumption that good leadership qualities do have title limitations at times.