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Frank Richards
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The action or responsibility of leadership is bestowed upon someone, either through formal title by another in power or through the trust and free will of those who believe in your abilities. In a perfect world, someone in a leadership role would attain both.

I believe that a person does not have to hold a title to take on a position or role as a leader. Leaders motivate and inspire. They solve problems, through offering guidance and direction to others. These attributes have no correlation to a title. As such, I would argue that there are many with a leadership title that may not be leaders in the sense of the word, but only through formality.