Reading lists

Here you will find PDF files of professional reading lists prepared for cadets, mid-career officers, and senior professionals.  They are grouped according to general lists, lists for particular arms and services, and lists for different rank levels. 

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General purpose professional readings lists

Canada,  CDS Guide to Professional Reading

Canada, DND Guide to Reading on Professionalism and leadership

QCEA, Building Peace Together (19MB)

Reading lists by subject area

Professional Military Education (live links)

General readings lists for cadets and junior officers


General reading lists for mid-career and staff officers


General reading lists for senior officers and executives


Military Leadership Resource

Books from the Canadian Forces Leadership Institute

Conceptual Foundations of Leadership

Leading People

Leading the Institution

Leadership Doctrine

Duty with Honour


Okros (2010) Leadership in the Canadian Military Context

Operational Art: Leadership and Command

Strategic Leadership Development

Women and Leadership in the Canadian Forces