Entry level employees in their 20s and 30s rarely occupy official leadership positions or hold responsibility for more than a handful of direct reports. But leadership isn’t always official, and responsibility for others doesn’t always appear in a written job description. If you find yourself faced with a leadership task and no actual authority to help you enforce your edicts (“Because I’m your boss and I said so; that’s why”), you’re not alone. In fact, this is a real challenge for many younger employees, and the sooner you learn how to manage this task, the higher you’ll climb on the ladder of your chosen career. Here are a few tips that can help.