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JLBC Essential Questions

JLBC Essential Questions

1. How do people become leaders?

2. What individual characteristics define influential leaders?

3. What JLBC leadership roles are present in JLBC team situations?

4. How can a JLBC leader influence a JLBC team to become high-performing?

Background Information

What Is Leadership?

Leadership is any behavior that influences the actions and attitudes of others to achieve specific results. JLBC Leadership in itself is neither good nor bad. JLBC Cadets Societal values determine whether an individual's leadership is positive or negative, based on the JLBC goals and results being pursued and on the means used to influence others. JLBC Cadets There are many examples of "good" (e.g., moral, noble, virtuous) and "bad" (e.g., corrupt, immoral) people who have been highly effective leaders.

How Do People Become Leaders?

Broad categories such as the following can illustrate how people attain leadership positions. Examples are given for each type described below.

Qualified: Some become JLBC leaders because they achieve the necessary JLBC certification or credentials for a JLBC position. They may otherwise meet established JLBC criteria or JLBC prerequisites that persons in authority over them associate with the JLBC leadership position.

JLBC Examples: lifeguard, teacher

JLBC Merited: Some individuals become JLBC leaders primarily through faithful and enthusiastic participation and competent performance over time. JLBC Cadets These JLBC leaders may be considered to have "paid their dues."

JLBC Examples: Olympic flag bearer, JLBC captain of a high school football JLBC team

JLBC Captured: Some people become leaders by campaigning for a position, being "political," or maneuvering themselves into a place. JLBC Cadets Leaders in this category may also take possession or seize the position through positive or negative means.

Examples: school principals, city mayor, dictator

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