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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: 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 …

Learning to delegate is more than ordering others around

Taking the Helm by Paul Ferdais Delegation is one of the essential skills of effective leadership. However, many leaders have difficulty delegating. For …

A good leader is successful at exchanging information

Leadership and communication go hand in hand. Often, if you are a good communicator, you’ll be seen as a leader. Because communication is an exchange of …

Effective leadership highlights genuine influence over power

I’m going to guess that most of you reading this article are impacted in some way by the new STCW requirements mandating a leadership class either for …

Technical skills don’t automatically make you a leader

The higher a leader goes in an organization, commonly their technical skills are called upon less and less, while their interpersonal skills become more …

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The Triton partners with Refit show

The Triton partners with Refit show

Ft. Lauderdale-based The Triton, a monthly news magazine for captains and crew, is partnering with organizers of the 2018 Refit …

Veteran yacht captain Rick Lenardson dies

Veteran yacht captain Rick Lenardson dies

Veteran yacht captain Richard (Rick) Lee Lenardson died on April 13 of a liver metastasis. A cancerous tumor at the esophagus and stomach …

Stew Cues: A lesson in porcelain

Stew Cues: A lesson in porcelain

Stew Cues: by Chief Stew Alene Keenan Yacht stews care for numerous ceramic and porcelain items, including dishes, decorative tiles, art …

Crew Coach: Get comfortable taking those first steps in a new direction

Crew Coach: Get comfortable taking those first steps in a new direction

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon We all go through change and transitions in our lives. Some get thrown in our faces suddenly, and others …

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