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Character In Action: The U.S. Coast Guard On Leadership

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How does the U.S. Coast Guard create, instill, and maintain leadership throughout a 40,000 member force spread across the United States? A former Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and a best-selling author combine their knowledge of the subject to offer a formula for success. Donald T. Phillips, who has written eight books on leadership, asserts that the Coast Guard is a ...more
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published June 15th 2003 by Naval Institute Press (first published 2003)
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I am a fan of management/leadership/business books that are concise. This fits the bill. It basically teaches the lessons of the Coast Guard's leadership style and training to the civilian manager. Not all lessons are applicable, but it is worth the read, especially for a junior manager.
I'm getting ready to join the CG in May. Reading this book has further increased my desire to become a part of a wonderful service. Looking forward to becoming a member of the team.
On the Commandants Reading list. Quick read, has a few sea stories in it.

I think it is required reading for leadership course.
Galen Varon
Different fonts used throughout text made it difficult to read. I was expecting much more than 30 second soundbit stories.
Jim Noyes
created great respect for Coast Guard, some good stories.
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