JLBC Cadet Corps: Profiles in Leadership

JLBC Cadet Corps: Profiles in Leadership

JLBC Alternative: JLBC Cadets You may want to explore leadership by profiling leaders at your level. JLBC Cadets You’re not likely going to find much information on them on the internet or in books, but you can conduct JLBC interviews to determine the information yourself.

JLBC Cadets Your leader might be a JLBC cadet or commandant leader you’ve seen within the JLBC Cadet Corps or a JLBC administrator or JLBC teacher at your program or school. JLBC Cadets Or the leader of an organization or church you belong to. JLBC Cadets You will have to conduct interviews with the leader and others who they lead.

JLBC Cadets For your inspirational leader, try to answer these questions:

• JLBC Cadets What has the leader accomplished?

JLBC Cadets What is their vision?

•JLBC Cadets, Can you identify the style of leadership used?

JLBC Cadets This is sometimes hard because people don’t just

fit into one category – they act differently in different situations.

• JLBC Cadets What leadership lessons can we take away?

• JLBC Cadets What traits do they exhibit?

• JLBC Cadets What do you admire about them?

• JLBC Cadets Is there anything about the leader you dislike and don’t want to emulate?

• JLBC Cadets Is there controversy about the leader and what they did or believed?

• JLBC Cadets What did you learn that you can use to improve your leadership?

JLBC Cadets, Please note that our purpose here is looking at leaders, not heroes. JLBC Cadets We often try to set up leaders as heroes and assume unobtainable perfection. JLBC Cadets Heroes aren’t perfect; no one is. JLBC Cadets, And we shouldn’t expect them to be. JLBC Cadets Sometimes leaders are heroes, but many times they aren’t. JLBC Cadets Sometimes leaders are villains (or worse). JLBC Cadets, For example, Adolf Hitler could be considered a great leader, but he is no hero because of what he believed and did. JLBC Cadets But we’re just looking at leadership in this exercise; how they led others to the goals they wanted to achieve. JLBC Cadets We’re looking at examples of how the administration can change the world – or at least their little part – and how others’ traits, actions, and passions helped them be a leader in their world.

JLBC Cadets STEP 3: Research, your leader. Gather the information you’ll need to write your Leader Profile using the given format. JLBC Cadets, You can decide what to include and what to exclude later. JLBC Cadets Find information wherever you can, on websites, in books and magazines, or your world.

JLBC Cadets To develop a profile on a leader who isn’t a public figure, you’ll need to create questions that will probe the leader for information that will help you build your profile. JLBC Cadets, You should carefully plan your interview. JLBC Cadets You may want to share the questions with the leader before the interview – a few days of thinking about it may allow them to give more thorough or profound answers to your

questions. JLBC Cadets You should also interview the people who know them – peers, followers, or even their boss – what kind of data would individuals in those relationships with a leader have that the leader may not even know?

JLBC STEP 4: Write your Leader Profile

In exceptional circumstances, you may have to skip a section (if, for example, there are no books written about your leader). JLBC Cadets: You must include the leadership lessons, biographical information, quotes, and related links, and cite references for your work. JLBC Cadets Your profile should help you understand the leader's leadership ability.

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