Do you consider responsibility without authority acceptable within the walls of your company? What about the natural born leaders, the ones that influence the team without having any official authority at all? Would you consider that to be the same? We believe them to be very different in that even though they are both capable of producing similar results, the manner in which they achieve the results are different. In every company you have managers and you have natural born leaders, a manager sets goals and objectives and holds the team accountable, while a natural born leader has an organic following of the team members who jump in to assist and support although they have no authority over each-other.
These natural born leaders within your team are leading through their behavior and positive attitude; they are a valuable asset steadily and consistently helping your company achieve or exceed the desired goals.