The January 2011 revision of the Coast Guard 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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Coast Guard History and Culture

Book cover for Lifeboat Sailors: Inside the U.S. Coast Guard's Small Boat Stations

Book cover for LUCKY THIRTEEN: D-Days in the Pacific with the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II

Book cover for The Metal Life Car: The Inventor, the Imposter, and the Business of Lifesaving

Book cover for Mind the Light, Katie: The History of Thirty-Three Female Lighthouse Keepers

Book cover for Two Tankers Down: The Greatest Small-Boat Rescue in U.S. Coast Guard History

Book cover for A Perfect Lady

Contemporary Issues

Book cover for Employee's Survival Guide to Change

Book cover for EPIC Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age

Book cover for Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands

Book cover for Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means

Book cover for The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

Book cover for "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity

Book cover for Disappearing Through the Skylight: Culture and Technology in the Twentieth Century

Book cover for Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10


Book cover for Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

Book cover for The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Book cover for From Boomers To Bloggers: Success Strategies Across Generations

Book cover for How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom

Book cover for Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence

Book cover for Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work

Book cover for The Armed Forces Officer

Book cover for Leading at the Edge : Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition

Leader of Leaders

Book cover for Until the Sea Shall Free Them: Life, Death, and Survival in the Merchant Marine

Book cover for Bloodstained Sea : The U.S. Coast Guard in the Battle of the Atlantic, 1941-1944

Book cover for Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World

Book cover for Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

Book cover for The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Book cover for Successful leadership today

Book cover for Ask the Chief: Backbone of the Navy

Book cover for Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry