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Character in Action: The U.S. Coast Guard on Leadership [NOOK Book]

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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 superlative example of an organization with effective leadership, loaded with leaders at all levels. From a guardsman scraping barnacles off ...
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Character in Action: The U.S. Coast Guard on Leadership

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Overview


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 superlative example of an organization with effective leadership, loaded with leaders at all levels. From a guardsman scraping barnacles off buoys in the Gulf of Mexico to the captain of a cutter in the Gulf of Alaska to the Commandant in Washington, they know exactly what leadership is, how it works, and why it is important. This case study in leadership uses the Coast Guard as an example for other organizations who want to imbue leadership to every single one of its members. An effective leadership beacon, the book is replete with tangible examples, vivid anecdotes, and explicit guidelines on how to instill leadership throughout an entire organization. Stories abound on Coast Guard efficiency, innovation, and heroism and many are used to illustrate the service's effectiveness and to engage the reader. From the military and government communities to the business world, a variety of organizations can benefit from this outstanding leadership guide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612515472
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 433,218
  • File size: 514 KB

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Donald T. Phillips is the author of the bestsellers Lincoln on Leadership and Martin Luther King Jr. on Leadership and has appeared on leading television and radio programs.

Admiral James M. Loy was Commandant of the Coast Guard from 1998 to 2002 and has served as Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.

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Table of Contents

Prologue
Introduction 1
1 Define the Culture and Live the Values 9
2 Select the Best 18
3 Promote Team over Self 26
4 Instill a Commitment to Excellence 34
5 Eliminate the Frozen Middle 45
6 Cultivate Caring Relationships 51
7 Build Strong Alliances 58
8 Create an Effective Communication System 66
9 Make Change the Norm 75
10 Encourage Decisiveness 83
11 Empower the Young 92
12 Give the Field Priority 99
13 Leverage Resources 115
14 Sponsor Continual Learning 121
15 Spotlight Excellence 130
16 Honor History and Tradition 140
Epilogue 150
Index 169
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