People who operate from a traditional concept of position & title believe that a large amount of power is granted to them based on their title alone. As a result, they are often unable to look beyond the roles and responsibilities of their title to see how their performance, attitude, and general behavior affect others.
Their lower emotional intelligence may perceive others as lesser, using manipulation to acquire influence while further reducing the integrity and trust others place in them. Some people feel that having a position of leadership and authority is their God-given right.
I have often seen a certain level of arrogance and entitlement exhibited by people in leadership positions that seek to tear people down instead of lift people up. The beauty of leadership lies in the fact that a person does not need a formal title to prove that they are a leader. It’s not about rank, power, or your place on the org chart; it’s all about inspiring people to believe in themselves, their gifts, their potential, and something much greater than their own self-preservation.
When you have that type of influence, and people choose to follow you voluntarily, you are on the road to becoming a great inspirational leader.