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JLBC: Leadership

JLBC: Leadership

JLBC Cadet Corps: Leadership Roles delegation (for example) when developing a successor or as part of an intentional and agreed plan to devolve some of your job accountability in a formal sense.

JLBC Leadership Counseling

Leadership Counseling: Feedback is necessary for an individual to learn and grow. Feedback based on observation and assessment provides information to confirm or increase a cadet's self-awareness about his progress. Part of a leader's job is to monitor performance, teach, coach, and mentor the cadets subordinate to them, and give them feedback on how they're doing, what they can do better, and how to improve. Counseling is central to leader development. Leaders who serve as designated supervisors must prepare their subordinates to be better cadets.

Good counseling focuses on the cadet's performance and issues

with an eye toward tomorrow's needs (both the cadet's and the unit's needs). Cadets must actively participate in their own leadership development, seeking constructive feedback. Counseling cannot be a rare event but should be part of a comprehensive program to develop leadership. Leaders should give regular feedback to their subordinates on how well (or poorly) they're performing as cadets, their development as leaders, and how to continue improving their leadership in the future.

JLBC Cadet Counseling is the process used by JLBC leaders to guide subordinates to improve performance and develop their potential. Subordinates are active participants in the counseling process. During counseling, leaders help subordinates identify strengths and weaknesses and create action plans.

As an aspiring leader, we expect you to do only some of what an experienced JLBC NCO or officer could. But you can be a trained social worker to counsel your subordinates. This job is based on knowing your cadets, noting their strengths and weaknesses, and talking to them about improving. You should make every effort to speak to each of your cadets regularly – not just as a fellow student or cadet, but as their boss.' Think of it as if you had to grade each of your cadets – and you want them to get an "A." You can't just wait until grades are due to drop the result on them. Early in the process, start a dialogue that gives them your feedback on their current 'grade' and the standards for improvement and success. Help them come up with a plan to do better, and when they do, make sure they know they're being


Performance Counseling: Sometimes, you'll have to deal with cadets who are showing attitude, misbehaving, or just aren't getting the job done. You may have to step in and do some performance counseling. How do you go about that? We offer a simple process you can use to talk to the cadet.

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