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NCO Business and Officer Business v. Leader Business

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Have you ever heard an NCO or officer make the statement “That’s NCO business”? What exactly does that mean? NCOs and officers have their own respective areas of authority. This article is about the difference between NCO business, officer business, and Leader Business.

Generally speaking, officers are usually concerned with the collective tasks and the strategic view of the organization while NCOs typically handle individual tasks and the daily business of getting things done. There are some big differences here, but the truth of the matter is that officers and NCOs have a larger list of shared duties and responsibilities than exclusive ones. This large list of shared responsibilities means they have a common goal to ensure mission accomplishment while ensuring the health & welfare of their Soldiers. This common goal cannot be adequately achieved by dividing roles into NCO and officer business.

Problems with “NCO business”

Problem with nco business

Just because your responibilities differ, you shouldn't isolate yourself from your leadership team.

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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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