Leadership position and influence

Good leaders will gain in influence beyond their stated position. Bad leaders will shrink their influence down so that it is actually less than what originally came with the position. Remember, a position doesn’t make a leader, but a leader can make the position.
You may be able to grant someone a position, but you cannot grant him real leadership. Influence must be earned.
People who have no leadership experience have a tendency to overestimate the importance of a leadership title.