Leadership and Professional Development: Suggested Reading List

Marine0311

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The purpose of this thread is for those of the community to post titles of books that others should read concerning leadership and its related subjects such as professional development.

The intent is for all to increase ones respective breath and depth of knowledge. The books listed cover all ranks, both officer and enlisted. The books listed can cover different divisions such as (but not limited to) non-fiction, fiction or be biographical.

Specific intent for newbies: Read everything on this list. It will help you prepare for your specific path. It will also develop and increase your breath and depth of knowledge while you are in "The Green Machine".



All vetted members are welcome to add to the list.



If you have questions or comments PM a member of the staff.
 
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The (U.S Marine Corps) Commandants' Required Reading for all Marines:

"A MESSAGE TO GARCIA" BY E HUBBARD
"LEADING MARINES (MCWP 6-11)" BY THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
"THE WARRIOR ETHOS" BY S PRESSFIELD
"WARFIGHTING (MCDP 1)" BY THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
ENTRY LEVEL ENLISTED: RECRUIT/POOLEE
"BATTLE CRY" BY L URIS
"CORPS VALUES" BY Z MILLER
"MAKING THE CORPS" BY T RICKS
"THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE" BY S CRANE
 

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The (U.S Marine Corps) Commandants' Required Reading for Enlisted Marines: http://guides.grc.usmcu.edu/content.php?pid=408059&sid=3340410

 

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The (U.S Marine Corps) Commandants' Required Reading for Officers: http://guides.grc.usmcu.edu/content.php?pid=408059&sid=3340393

 

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U.S Naval Institute: http://www.usni.org/naval-institute-press/reading-lists


Navy Professional Reading Program

The following Naval Institute Press books appear in the Navy Professional Reading Program:



Marine Corps Professional Reading Program
The following Naval Institute Press books appear in the Marine Corps Professional Reading Program:



Coast Guard Reading List
The following Naval Institute Press book was selected as the 2003 Commandant's Choice:



Blue & Gold Professional Library


Scarlet & Gold Professional Library
 

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By Dick Couch

Chosen Solider - The Making of a Special Forces Warrior.

The Warrior Elite - The Forging of SEAL Class 228.

The Finishing School - Earning the Navy SEAL Trident.

Sua Sponte: The Making of a Modern American Ranger.

Down Range: Navy SEALS and the War on Terrorism.
 

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One book that rarely gets a mention but IMO demonstrates the meaning of perseverance and the warrior's mindset:

Bataan Death March: A Survivor's Account by William E. Dyess
 

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Leading With Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton

In this powerful and practical book, Lee Ellis, a former Air Force pilot, candidly talks about his five and a half years of captivity and the fourteen key leadership principles behind this amazing story. As a successful executive coach and corporate consultant, he helps leaders of Fortune 500 companies, healthcare executives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs utilize these same pressure-tested principles to increase their personal and organizational success
 

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The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander

As a commander of Delta Force-the most elite counter-terrorist organization in the world-Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant military and political events of our time. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare-and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win-and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life.

As the smoke clears from exciting stories about never before-revealed top-secret missions that were executed all over the globe, readers will emerge wiser, more capable, and more ready for life's personal victories than they ever thought possible.
 

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Best two books I've ever read on mental toughness and management.

Your Life by Scot Spooner

http://www.amazon.com/Your-Life-Scot-D-Spooner-ebook/dp/B007ADMJKO/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403137704&sr=1-2&keywords=your life

With Winning in Mind by Lanny Basham

http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Mind-3rd-Ed-ebook/dp/B004XD1M20/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403137821&sr=1-1&keywords=with winning in mind

I also learned a lot about leadership from Pete Blaber's book The Mission, The Men, and Me.
 

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Anything by John Keegan, probably the most brilliant military historian/analyst/writer of our time, senior lecturer at RMA Sandhurst. His A History of Warfare was a profound work of "multiple intellectual dimensions."
 
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