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JLBC: Leadership

JLBC: Leadership

JLBC Cadets As a JLBC leader who controls outcomes, do things right, and practices with speed and sense of delivery, is our JLBC leadership effective?

JLBC Cadets Leading is an art. JLBC Cadets Managing is more about skills and organization. JLBC Cadets Parenting is the delicate balance of knowing when to guide and supervise.

JLBC Cadets Paul was a time management guru and didn’t go anywhere or do anything without consulting his Daily Planner. For Paul, scheduling time every day to develop new skills came naturally. JLBC Cadets Fitness training was inked in from 5 to 6 am daily while Paul listened to tapes to learn French. Dinner was from 6 to 6:30 pm. JLBC Cadets After dinner, every 15 minutes in the Daily Planner included activities for Paul to oversee with his children.

Piano practice, read books, yoga exercises, bath time, tooth brushing, and prayers. Paul scheduled every minute of his day. Paul planned his wife’s activities. Paul’s children’s events were in the book. Paul said that in his family, they got things done by golly. The Daily Planner organized everything.

JLBC Cadets As Paul’s children entered the independent stage of the older child, around the age of six years, small actions of rebellion and deception began to appear in the children’s behavior. I was dawdling at the dinner table to miss piano practice. Going to get a drink of water in the kitchen when it was time to brush my teeth. JLBC Cadets They were hiding the reading books. JLBC Cadets The children’s passive acts of rebellion sabotaged Paul’s Daily Planner.

JLBC Cadets Paul made the mistake of managing his children when they needed his leadership for vision, moral direction, and personal development. JLBC Cadets For Paul, the balance of leadership and management ultimately tipped towards taking care of the schedule, controlling time and practices, and being efficient.

JLBC Cadets When we become overly concerned with controlling things and individuals, instead of empowering others to manage and control themselves, we may find ourselves surrounded by indications of low trust. JLBC Cadets Some of these symptoms, but by no means all, are escapism, anger, fear, and chaos.

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