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Books

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May 3, 2022

Into a Raging Sea by Bernard Webber

Chatham is a personal memoir by a Coast Guardsmen who truly knew his purpose and then some. This Coast Guardsman is Bernard Webber, coxswain of motor lifeboat CG-36500, from Station Chatham, Massachusetts. His and his station’s story were featured on the big screen in "The Finest Hours".  Hear directly from Webber himself in raw, candid text about

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May 3, 2022

Into the Storm by Tristram Korten

We all know the tragic story of the EL FARO sinking and loss of the 33 women and men on board during hurricane Joaquin in 2015, which the Commandant stated was “a call to action for the entire maritime community.” The detailed report and insightful recommendations from the Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) sparked several initiatives

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May 3, 2022

It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership by Colin Powell

This is a tremendous book on leadership. This book provides practical lessons on leadership that are worth reading and re-reading by Coast Guard leaders at all levels. The 13 rules are worth memorizing, or at least referring to regularly.

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May 3, 2022

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More than 60 Countries by Terri Morrison and Wayne Conaway

This is an invaluable book for "doing well while doing good" in your intercultural relations, covering the protocols of appointments, business entertaining, greetings, forms of address, gestures, dress, and gifts in 60 of the nations you're most likely to be doing business.

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May 3, 2022

Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World Revised by Margaret Wheatley

An updated version of an earlier work that first explores the implications of quantum physics on organizational practice, then investigates ways that biology and chemistry affect living systems, and finally focuses on chaos theory, the creation of a new order, and the manner that scientific principles affect leadership. 

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May 3, 2022

Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The author takes a look at the true grit of four United States Presidents (Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson).  It is a powerful book that speaks to the adversity each president faced in their personal and professional lives, and how it equipped them to lead the country during trying times.

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May 3, 2022

Leadership is an Art by Max De Pree

De Pree offers a humanitarian approach to leadership.