It's amazing how many people believe that once they obtain a certain title or level of leadership, people will automatically respect and listen to them. 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.
Leaders who operate from a positional standpoint alone are often unable to look beyond the roles and responsibilities of the title to see how their performance, attitude, and general behavior affect others. As a result, their lower emotional intelligence may perceive others as lesser, using manipulation to acquire influence while further reducing the integrity and the trust others place in them.
As a leader, you can gain more influence by tapping into the “heart” of those you want to affect. We need fewer title-driven leaders and more influential leaders because, as a leader, you can impact a person's character and behavior — a responsibility that shouldn't be taken lightly.