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You do not have to hold a title to be a leader. There are two types of leaders; Formal and informal. Formal leadership usually comes from possessing a title that tell people you are in charge and informal comes from the respect you receive from your knowledge, experience, and the ability to demonstrate that. The ones that show the informal leadership should be the ones that eventually become your formal leaders. It is important to have the informal leaders within an organization when they buy into the mission it makes things easier to accomplish.