Suggested Reading List

This reading list provides recommended books related to AUXLAMS.  The list is not all-inclusive; the goal is to provide a starting point to expand existing knowledge and skills.

The reading list provides a tool for individual professional growth, taking into account that responsibility for professional development rests simultaneously on each individual, his or her unit, and our service. Your reading list should not be limited to non-fiction books. It can also include fictional books and book series that are crafted with a good portrayal of maritime service and heritage in the characters and settings.

Additionally, we may consider other forms of media, and specifically movies, where the authenticity, decorum and plot lend themselves to further our common professional knowledge.

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Management of Organizational Behavior (10th Edition)
Paul Hersey, Kenneth H. Blanchard, Dewey E. Johnson
Prentice Hall; 10 edition (July 28, 2012)
ISBN-10: 0132556405
ISBN-13: 978-0132556408
You could read the 9th edition which is still available in both hard cover and soft cover for less money.
The Starfish Files: One Leader's Account of Insight and Inspiration Under Duress
Alex Hiam
HRD Press, Inc. (July 1, 2005)
ISBN-10: 0874258367
ISBN-13: 978-0874258363
This book was actually written for the CG to follow the LAMS Course.
Taming the Conflict Dragon: Mastering the Obstacles to Collaboration in Business
Alex Hiam
Facts On Demand Press (September 18, 2003)
ISBN-10: 1889150355
ISBN-13: 978-1889150352
How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living
Rushworth M. Kidder
Harper Perennial; Rev Updated edition (November 24, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0061743992
ISBN-13: 978-0061743993
When Generations Collide: Who They Are: Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work
Lynne C. Lancaster,  David Stillman
Harper Business; Reprint 1st edition (March 4, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0066621070
ISBN-13: 978-0066621074
There are a number of more current books on the subject; however, the material in the course is based on this book.
Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
Stephen C. Lundin ,  Harry Paul ,  John Christensen
Hyperion; 1st edition (March 8, 2000)
ISBN-10: 0786866020
ISBN-13: 978-0786888825
You should all have a copy of this book already from taking the AUXLAMS course.
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Kerry Patterson , Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan
Mcgraw-Hill; 2nd Updated edition (August 19, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0071771328
ISBN-13: 978-0071771320
This book and the next two were added during the past few years by the Leadership Development Center. Kerry Patterson created the Interact Module while stationed at the LDC when he was in the CG.
Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior 1st (first) Edition
Patterson, Kerry, Grenny, Joseph, McMillan, Ron, Switzler
McGraw-Hill (2004)
This book was renamed with the 2nd edition to: Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, Second Edition
McGraw-Hill; 2nd edition (May 24, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0071829318
ISBN-13: 978-0071829311
Influencer: The Power to Change Anything
Kerry Patterson,  Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield
McGraw-Hill; 1st edition (September 13, 2007)
ISBN-10: 007148499X
ISBN-13: 978-0071484992
You will see elements of Interact in this book.
This book was renamed with the 2nd edition to: Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition
Mcgraw-Hill; 2nd Rev Updated edition (April 23, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0071808868
ISBN-13: 978-0071808866