The Three Meter Zone: Common Sense Leadership for NCOs

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Welcome to the world of the noncommissioned officer, the ultimate in hands-on, front-line leadership: the three meter zone where the work of the soldier occurs. During peacetime, the noncommissioned officer (NCO) trains the troops and provides the single most important example of what it takes to be a soldier. During war, NCOs storm the ramparts, leading their soldiers in combat. Many books have been written by officers, especially senior flag officers, on the demands of high command and what it takes to lead ...
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Overview

Welcome to the world of the noncommissioned officer, the ultimate in hands-on, front-line leadership: the three meter zone where the work of the soldier occurs. During peacetime, the noncommissioned officer (NCO) trains the troops and provides the single most important example of what it takes to be a soldier. During war, NCOs storm the ramparts, leading their soldiers in combat. Many books have been written by officers, especially senior flag officers, on the demands of high command and what it takes to lead armies. Fewer are the books by junior level, company grade officers, on small unit leadership. Virtually absent are studies of leadership by those for which it is an imperative, every moment thing. In The Three Meter Zone we finally have a full fledged study of leadership for NCOs, by an NCO.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891417286
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 410,037
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Pt. 1 The Leader 1
1 Building the Foundation 3
2 Establishing Direction 36
3 Being the Example 68
4 Communicating 91
Pt. 2 The Soldiers 103
5 Standards and Discipline 105
6 Know Them 119
7 Respect and Reward Them 161
8 Motivate Them 186
9 Train Them 195
10 Physically Train Them 212
11 Final Thoughts 228
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2004

    Great read for military leaders

    This book really gets you going in the right direction if yu have no idea where to start. I just could not put the book down once I started reading it. It tells the story on what to do with 3, 25 and 50 meter targets and how to handle each situation the correct way. Again a good book for any future and current military leader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2004

    Welcome to The Three Meter Zone

    Welcome to The Three Meter Zone, the zone where first-line leaders accomplish an organization¿s most vital work. The critical leadership in any organization is that provided by first-line leaders. In the military that responsibility falls to Noncommissioned Officers, the group of men and women considered the Backbone of the force. Daily, they train and mold soldiers through expert action and by professional example. Without rock-solid leaders in the Three Meter Zone, the strategic mission fails. The Three Meter Zone challenges you to assess your leadership abilities and provide the crucial leadership your organization needs. The best way to understand the impact first-line leadership has on organizations and what it entails is to thoroughly study it where it occurs. In the Three Meter Zone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2002

    Easy read, cuts to the point

    This is an excellent book for anyone in a leadeship position, especially in the military. It very clearly highlights the most important aspects of our job, whatever sevice you're in. Finally, another NCO that sees that taking care of our people doesn't mean spoiling them, while at the same time longing for some of the traditions of old. Although I'm a Navy Chief, the analogy of the three meter zone is easy to understand, and I was able to immediately place all of my Sailors into one of those three zones. I'm recommending this book to all of my new CPO selectees, and am going to buy another copy for the command. Thanks CSM Pendry.

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