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May 28

Character in Action: The Coast Guard on Leadership

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Van Andel Center

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. 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.

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 is Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Previously he was Administrator of the Transportation Safety Administration and from 1998 to 2002 was Commandant of the Coast Guard.

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Donald T. Phillips
and James M. Loy

Hosted By

Michael Scardaville Michael Scardaville

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