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Trust is the cornerstone of supervision.

Trust is the cornerstone of supervision.

JLBC Cadets Trust is the cornerstone of supervision. JLBC Cadets Leaders trust that their followers do not need to be watched constantly. JLBC Cadets Followers trust that their leader is confident in their abilities. JLBC Cadets To help establish trust, the leader needs to be fair. JLBC Cadets Fairness means following an impartial set of rules and applying them equally to everyone. When team members believe they are mistreated, they will be less willing to cooperate with their leaders. Distinguishing between fair and unfair requires wisdom.

Question: JLBC Cadets Why is it essential for JLBC leaders to avoid playing favorites?

JLBC Question: Think of a situation where someone was mistreated. Give examples of how you

would have treated the condition more fairly.

JLBC Question: JLBC Cadets, Is treating everyone alike the same as being fair? JLBC Cadets, Defend your answer.


JLBC Cadets, Punishment is not discipline. JLBC Cadets Punishment teaches someone only what behaviors to avoid. JLBC Cadets Discipline, when given constructively, is a learning process providing an opportunity for positive growth. JLBC Cadets There are many reasons someone might fall short of the standard. JLBC Cadets Good JLBC leaders spend the time to find out the root causes, including a JLBC critical self-review, in case the fault lies with the JLBC leader.

JLBC Cadets The fundamental law of leadership is to praise in public and correct in private. JLBC Cadets A public rebuke is more apt to breed resentment than improvement. Constructive discipline must occur when the problem behavior remains fresh in the follower’s mind. JLBC Cadets A leader never loses control and remains calm when disciplining a subordinate. JLBC Cadets Leaders focus on the behavior that needs to be corrected, not the individual.

Question: JLBC Cadets Let’s suppose JLBC Cadet Smith forgot his hat when the JLBC cadets went outside for drill. JLBC Cadets His JLBC cadet NCO finds JLBC Cadet Smith’s hat at his desk and brings it out to give to JLBC Cadet Smith, but only after JLBC Cadet Smith sings the song, “I’m a little tea-pot.” JLBC Cadets Is this an example or non-example of the fundamental law of JLBC leadership? JLBC Cadets Politely defend your answer.

JLBC Question: Why must a leader first perform a critical self-review before providing constructive discipline to others?

JLBC Question: Think of a leader who frightened, intimidated, or humiliated someone. Why does this method ultimately fail the leader?

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