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?
Sadly, many people who hold leadership positions are not leaders. We all know people who are in various roles in the organization who are the actual leaders. Regardless of the title or certificate of leadership training you have acquired, some people would not follow a positional authority across the street. While there are others who have grand followings and hold no formal leadership role in the organization. The best thing for any positional leader to do is to recognize and embrace the informal leaders within the organization. How did they gain that status, why do people follow them? Every person has the ability to take a leadership position, children do it, the line level employee at a your favorite coffee shop represent the entire company and you in any role have the ability to lead.