JLBC: Commander's Leadership

JLBC: Commander's Leadership

JLBC: Taking Command

JLBC: Initial Meetings


Set the example in personal appearance and character.

Conduct counseling with Subordinate

Commanders and Key Staff: the Executive

Officer, Sergeant Major, Personnel Officer,

Adjutant, Legal Officer, Embark and Logistics Officers, and Operations Officer. Review billet descriptions. Listen to their concerns. What is the command of doing right or wrong, and how can their knowledge improve? Conduct these counseling/meetings in their spaces.

Personally share your Command Philosophy with officers, SNCOs, NCOs, and junior cadets. Discuss your vision for the command, expectations, and priorities (standards, family welfare, leadership development, safety and force preservation, and dignity of each JLBC Cadet).

Get out of the office and walk the spaces of the command. Visit those subordinate units, departments, or divisions, farthest from the command headquarters early in your tour and often throughout your command. Allow the Executive Officer to run the day-to-day routine to allow you the time and energy to think, study, read, engage, lead, mentor, and command.

Meet with the Family Readiness Team.

Hold an initial (then quarterly) SNCO and NCO Breakfast. This will become valuable for listening to developing concerns.

Hold an initial (then Quarterly/Semi-Annual) jLBC Town Hall Meeting. This will become valuable to your JLBC Family Readiness Team and allow you to listen to your family concerns.

Conducting a Meeting

A well-planned and well-conducted meeting can significantly improve the command's effectiveness. It enables you to clarify your order's mission more effectively, determine goals, motivate your JLBC Cadets, obtain resources, make assignments, and deal with change. Meetings are time-consuming and sometimes do not accomplish the purpose for which they are held. After determining the necessity for an appointment, follow these simple rules to make it as productive as possible.

-Determine the purpose of the meeting, e.g., disseminate, clarify information, etc. -Schedule the meeting after you have determined the purpose and requirement, and establish a plan allowing input from those in attendance.

-Start meetings on time and set a time limit. Recommend making the meeting short, early in the day, and without chairs.

-Follow the plan.

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