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mmChris Eklund
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No you do not. In my opinion, the title only helps in finding who may be liable. For a true leader, it would seem impossible for someone to get the title without first having obtained a leadership position. There are those who want the title, get the title, and believe that mandates obedience. Leadership values should be in place well before the title is given. Although we should respect the rank, without the respect of the person, there is no true leadership.