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Paul Ferdais

Paul Ferdais is founder and owner of The Marine Leadership Group based in Ft. Lauderdale and Vancouver delivering leadership training workshops and coaching (www.marineleadershipgroup.com). He has a master’s degree in leadership and spent seven years working as a deckhand, mate and first officer on yachts.

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Taking the Helm: What does it take to be a good follower?

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Over the years I’ve written a lot about leadership, but rarely do I cover what it takes to be a follower – much less, a …

Hold yourself accountable and others will follow

Leaders are under a microscope, whether they realize it or not. Indeed, many followers will not necessarily realize that they pay as much attention as they do …

Taking the Helm: When leading a team, keep four-letter words at bay

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Communication is, by far, the No. 1 skill of successful leaders. The point of communication is the transmission and reception …

Taking the Helm: Individual behavior is crucial to team dynamic

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Teamwork is often front and center in the minds of leaders, because an organization succeeds or fails based on how well the …

Taking the Helm: Delegating is not the easy way out

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Delegation is one of the essential skills for successful leadership. Without the ability to delegate, it’s not possible to …

To grow as a leader, discover what to stop doing

We all know that leadership includes many things: communicating, building effective teams, making decisions, etc. To develop those skills, leaders will read …

Pay attention to hard work, push excellence to keep your best crew

Taking the Helm: Paul Ferdais The yachting industry is full of work opportunities. If an opening presents itself on another boat, what keeps a captain’s best …

Becoming the best crew member you can be turns you into a leader at every level

Let’s face it: everyone, except perhaps a dictator, has a boss. In a family, in work, sometimes in a relationship, and on and on. This means that the skill …

Talk Less, Listen More

One of the top skills for a leader to develop and cultivate is the skill of listening. So the message I have this month is to talk less and listen more. The …

People who take the chance to venture into yachting are already leaders

Not long ago, I was asked why crew turnover is so high in the yachting industry. Although there are many reasons why someone leaves a job, my answer is that …

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Yacht safety protocols aim to prevent accidental diver death

Yacht safety protocols aim to prevent accidental diver death

By Dorie Cox A scuba diver was killed by a yacht propeller the morning of June 27 at Old Port Cove Marina in North Palm Beach, Florida. …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Deja Too sells; Seven Sins, Beija Flor listed for sale

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Deja Too sells; Seven Sins, Beija Flor listed for sale

Yachts sold M/Y Deja Too, a 170-foot (52m) Amels launched in 2003, sold by Fraser brokers Andrew Bond and Georges Bourgoignie. Asking …

Crew’s gym time together is an exercise in team building

Crew’s gym time together is an exercise in team building

By Dorie Cox Capt. Sally-Ann Konigkramer gave the crew of M/Y Sofia, a 137-foot Moonen, the day off recently. Instead of resting or …

M/Y Natita seized

M/Y Natita seized

M/Y Natita, a 217-foot (66m) Oceanco launched in Germany in 2005, has been seized by Goldman Sachs Group after the owner, Texas oil mogul …

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