The January 2010 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 LUCKY THIRTEEN: D-Days in the Pacific with the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II

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

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

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

Contemporary Issues

Book cover for Chaos: Making a New Science

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

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 Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer

Book cover for In The Age Of The Smart Machine: The Future Of Work And Power

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 Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital

Book cover for The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

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 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 Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World

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

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 Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Book cover for The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

Leader of Leaders

Book cover for A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign

Book cover for Creating We: Change I-Thinking to We-Thinking and Build a Healthy, Thriving Organization

Book cover for Leadership Is an Art

Book cover for Leading in a Culture of Change

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