Chief Petty Officer's Guide, 2nd Edition

Chief Petty Officer's Guide, 2nd Edition

by FLTCM Paul A. Kingsbury, USN


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This second edition to the Chief Petty Officers Guide updates and modernizes the first, and has been written to serve as the "companion guide" to Chief Petty Officer (CPO) development processes and tools such as CPO 365, CPO mess training, the Senior Enlisted Academy, and books and articles written for and about the CPO mess. Its target audience includes serving CPOs/SCPOs/MCPOs, first-class petty officers, officers, civilian managers, foreign naval officers and senior enlisted, U.S. Coast Guard CPOs, and sister-service senior enlisted. This handbook provides unique insights into the values, beliefs, attitudes, and skills which enable CPO success, how Chiefs use power bases, influence tactics, and managerial skills to achieve objectives, and how Chiefs influence their peers and support and develop the wardroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682472279
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Series: Blue & Gold Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 251,423
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

FLTCOM Paul A. Kingsbury, USN is a former nuclear trained electrician's mate who served in aircraft carriers and cruisers. He currently serves as the Fleet Master Chief for U.S. Fleet Forces Command. He has several published articles in military journals and received awards in both the U.S. Naval Institute General Essay and Enlisted Essay contests. He is a frequent guest speaker at a variety of fleet and civilian events.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Foreword by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy John Hagan (Ret.) xiii

Acknowledgments xv

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations xvii

Introduction 1

1 Understanding and Meeting the Expectations of Being the Chief 5

2 The Fundamentals of CPO Power and Influence 22

3 The History and Use of Chief Positional Power 45

4 Technical Management Skill 58

5 Ethics, Using Personal Power, and Shaping Climate 84

6 Carrots and Sticks-Using Rewards and Punishments 98

7 Leading, Mentoring, and Developing Our Reliefs 112

8 The Goat Locker and Using CPO Mess Connection Power 143

9 Developing and Supporting the Wardroom 156

10 Leading Yourself 171

Appendix I "A Short Talk with Chief Petty Officers" 185

Appendix II Chief Petty Officer Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles 193

Appendix III "Dare to Read, Think, Write, and Publish" 195

References and Recommended Reading 201

Index 205

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