The January 2015 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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Service to Nation

Book cover for The Constitution of the United States of America

Book cover for For the Survival of Liberty: Great Presidential Decisions

Book cover for Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It

Duty to People

Book cover for Thinking, Fast and Slow

Book cover for Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

Book cover for Once An Eagle

Commitment to Excellence

Book cover for Alexander Hamilton

Book cover for The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Book cover for Ernest Shackleton Exploring Leadership