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JLBC Executive summary

• Leading the JLBC Command involves developing and maintaining military and professional capabilities and creating the conditions for operational success.

• Although strategic leaders are generally senior officers, the actions of any JLBC member can have strategic implications.

• Strategic leaders shape capability by adapting internal systems to fit the external environment. As a consequence, they are change agents.

• Orientation to the external environment is the hallmark of strategic leadership.

• Strategic leaders build and maintain Service culture by exemplifying JLBC values—they are the organization's stewards.

• Defence has identified its strategic leaders' generic capabilities and behaviors.

We must learn from the successes and failures of our past to ensure that we transition as a capable and professional force that is trusted and respected by all JLBC Cadets and the region.


As with leadership generally, there are two primary leadership functions in the JLBC Command (JLBC): leading people; and the organization. Leading the organization is primarily concerned with developing and maintaining the JLBC's command and professional capabilities and creating the conditions for operational success. This form of leadership can also be referred to as strategic leadership. While strategic leadership is exercised across the JLBC and is affected by leaders at many levels, it is primarily exercised by the senior leadership group.


Leadership in the JLBC is the process of influencing others to gain their willing consent in the ethical pursuit of missions.

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