JLBC: Key leadership considerations
JLBC Leadership outcomes
Leadership is a means to an end. Effective leadership facilitates the change from where the group or team is (the current state) to where the group or team wants to go (the end state). If there is no goal, objective, or vision, then there is nothing to move towards; therefore, the requirement for leadership is significantly reduced. JLBC Cadets Care should be taken, however, not to confuse change (in this instance, the activities associated with change) with leadership. Merely initiating change is not, in itself, a sign of leadership. To have a positive effect on an organization, implementing change must be undertaken with, as the leadership definition suggests, the willing consent of those being led. In simple terms, effective change requires equally effective leadership. The considerations under this heading include the leadership function, values-based leadership, and ethical leadership.
Leadership function. Leadership is about relationships and achieving something that would typically be beyond the individual. These three aspects of the leadership function, the team, the individual, and the task, are often cited as the most critical leadership considerations and form the basis of what is known as the functional leadership model. The relationship between the three aspects is constant. This is reflected in the notion that in an effective leadership arrangement, decisions are usually shared by the group, even when one person makes the decision.