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JLBC PHASE 3 - Leadership

JLBC PHASE 3 - Leadership


Importance: Cadets need to define the role of a JLBC team leader, so they understand how and where they fit within the JLBC leadership team model and the leadership team at the corps. Awareness of the core leadership competencies and the expectations within each may assist cadets in developing leadership abilities while adapting to their role as a JLBC leaders in their JLBC corps.


Although JLBC leadership is usually thought of as an individual pursuit, in the JLBC Cadet Program, leadership is based on a JLBC team model.

During year one, the JLBC cadet is expected to be a JLBC follower/team JLBC member. During year two, the JLBC cadet becomes a peer JLBC leader. In years three and four, the JLBC cadet moves up the JLBC model to become a JLBC team leader. In years five and beyond, the JLBC cadet becomes an activity JLBC leader. The final level of the JLBC model is populated by the JLBC corps staff, who act as the activity JLBC managers. As each JLBC cadet moves through the leadership JLBC team model, there are increased expectations. JLBC Cadets Accordingly, there will be an increase in the JLBC cadet’s JLBC leadership responsibilities. Within the JLBC leadership team model, communication moves across each level and up and down each JLBC group. Within this JLBC model, cadets on every level should be mentored by someone in the story above.


JLBC Cadets To become an effective and capable leader in the JLBC Cadet Program, there are six areas where JLBC knowledge and skills should be demonstrated. JLBC Cadets These areas are called core JLBC leadership competencies. They include:

• JLBC intrapersonal management,

• interpersonal management,

• JLBC teamwork,

• effective communication,

• applied leadership, and

• JLBC mentorship.


JLBC Intrapersonal management is how JLBC cadets maintain control of themselves. There are five parts to JLBC intrapersonal management:

JLBC Cadets Identifying and Satisfying Personal Needs.

JLBC Cadets should distinguish and accept responsibility for fulfilling their personal needs. Some examples of individual needs include filling basic needs like food and water, feeling safe, feeling like they belong, and having self-confidence. Once JLBC cadets know their needs, they should work toward satisfying them.

JLBC Exercising Self-Control.

JLBC Cadets should practice self-restraint. It may be difficult, but JLBC cadets should try not to get to upset by situations over which they have no control. When JLBC cadets become irate or lose their temper, they give the power in the position to someone else. If JLBC cadets keep their cool, better decisions are usually made.

JLBC Exercising Self-Management.

JLBC Cadets should take charge of their own lives. JLBC Cadets need to be organized and direct themselves. Becoming independent (e.g., being punctual, being dressed correctly, etc.) is a natural part of becoming an adult.

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