The 2019 edition of the professional NWCG Wildland Fire Leadership Leadership Program Reading List is now available on the PRP website (link below), and a summary of the works on this list is attached . I've also attached the discussion guides for easy access. Please share widely within your spheres of influence!
The four books chosen for this year are: The leadership dichotomy by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin; Dare to drive by Brené Brown; The code of culture by Daniel Coyle; and Think about paris by Annie Duke. Each book contains a discussion guide with a description of the title, links to videos or podcasts that deepen or summarize the book's ideas, as well as a list of questions for thought and discussion.
If you come to the bottom of the web page, you will also find a PDF document with all the books that were on the list before 2014 and that were on our old website.
Why participate in a reading list? Everything is a matter of personal development … if you want to be a better leader and a better follower, reading and thinking are great tools to help you reach your goal.
All US Army divisions have professional reading programs, of which one of the essential elements is the recommendation that each leader reads several books a year. Many companies have requested readings from their supervisors and managers. For about one hundred dollars, a fire organization can build a library from the titles on that list (and other titles on the main list on the website) and set up a reading program on their home unit. or develop the one that is theirs.
This is not a busy job; This is not a tedious job. This is a task that is well worth the time and effort required. These readings will provoke reflection, discussion and debate. Leaders are readers!