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

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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 August 1st 2003 by US Naval Institute Press (first published 2003)
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Rafael
Feb 05, 2015 Rafael rated it it was ok
I have been in the CG for 10 years now and I was very disappointed with my experiences after reading this book. Prior to earning my commission, I was required to read this book and was really excited about my future career in the USCG, especially after reading about all the awesome stories and experiences of the shipmates who have served before me. Unfortunately, after only 6 months in the fleet, I realized that this book is all a bunch of inflated leadership kool aid and it took me a while to f ...more
Stephen Ashley
Jul 19, 2015 Stephen Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Quick and Sure Story About Work Ethnic

Being a former Coastie, this was a delightful read. It is a realistic story of how people can contribute and be part of a unit/team. Our service is small but we get the job done. We always work with what we have and improvise as needed. We have a mission to serve.

S. Ashley GM1 1972 - 1982
Greg
Sep 13, 2014 Greg rated it really liked it
Shelves: business, coast-guard
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.
Galen Varon
Feb 08, 2013 Galen Varon rated it it was ok
Different fonts used throughout text made it difficult to read. I was expecting much more than 30 second soundbit stories.
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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.
April
Mar 15, 2009 April rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
On the Commandants Reading list. Quick read, has a few sea stories in it.

I think it is required reading for leadership course.
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