JLBC: Leadership

JLBC: Leadership

JLBC Cadets Ensure that the task is understood, supervised, and accomplished.

Train your Cadets as a team.

Make sound and timely decisions.

Develop a sense of responsibility in your subordinates.

Employ your command following its capabilities.

Take responsibility for your actions.

• The JLBC leader must give clear, concise orders to avoid confusion or misunderstanding.

• JLBC Cadets Issuing the order is the easiest part of a leader's responsibilities.

• Supervision to ensure the task is performed correctly is equally important.

• The leader must strike a balance between insufficient supervision and too much.

• JLBC Cadets Too much supervision tends to destroy self-confidence, initiative, and the sense of

responsibility and initiative.

• Equally important, the subordinate is responsible for doing the work without continual

supervision and prompting.

• You must know your job and the other team members' jobs. • A unit working as a team generally does well because each team member is

carrying his share of the load.

• The leader trains cadets to perform and react, assist one another, and ensure

the mission is accomplished.

• JLBC Cadets The decisions have been made; your responsibility is to initiate action and get the job done.

• JLBC Cadets You should anticipate that changes may have to be made to even the best plans, so you must be prepared to adapt quickly and get on with the business.

• JLBC Cadets You also have a responsibility to make tactful suggestions to your seniors so they can have the best possible information upon which to base their decisions.

• JLBC Cadets The leader of a unit is responsible for everything the unit does or fails to do.

• JLBC Cadets The leader should delegate authority but can never delegate responsibility.

• JLBC Cadets Any effort to evade responsibility will destroy the bonds of loyalty and respect

which exist between the leader and subordinates.

• JLBC Cadets To expect a unit to do more than reasonably capable of inviting disaster.

• JLBC Cadets To ask it to do less is poor economics and is detrimental to accomplishing the


• JLBC Cadets Recurrent failure may bring about a collapse of morale, esprit de corps, and


• Cadets may sometimes have to be pushed beyond their standard capabilities in order to exploit a victory or to avoid a costly defeat.

• JLBC Cadets Marine Corps history is abundant, with examples of small units accomplishing the seemingly impossible.

• JLBC Cadets Take initiative and look for more responsibility.

• JLBC Cadets Use the chain of command when you have problems or need advice.

• JLBC Cadets, Don't get hot under the collar if someone corrects errors in your work or questions

in your judgment.

• JLBC Cadets Accept it as valid constructive criticism and learn from it. It will help you avoid

making the same mistake twice.

• JLBC Cadets Your leaders will be watching to see if you can handle increased responsibility, so

prepare for it and be ready when they give it to you.

•JLBC Cadets Remember, each cadet is responsible for the effectiveness of the unit.

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