Coast Guard Commandant's Reading List

(source) Our world is not exactly breaking out in tranquility, and given this volatile, increasingly complex and uncertain time, sound leadership is even more critical to our collective success. In October, the Department of Homeland Security declared fiscal year 2018 as the DHS Leadership Year. This year offers opportunities for every component to reinforce a culture of excellence and highlight the importance of leadership at all levels. I reflected on my own Leadership Philosophy and selected books to inspire and challenge you to help lead the Coast Guard through this world of accelerating change.

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Book cover for Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Book cover for Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude

Book cover for Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World

Book cover for Never to Return

Book cover for Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Book cover for On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments

Book cover for Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Book cover for The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Book cover for Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

Book cover for This Kind of War