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Taking the Helm

Taking the Helm: Positional power, personality not what leadership is built on

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Leaders who use fear or some form of implied threat toward their crew members will receive an altogether different quality of …

Taking the Helm: Confront harassment with honesty, courage

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais With recent news reports on harassment from famous, powerful people, the main question I hear is: “How can this behavior …

Taking the Helm: A good leader learns to curb the sarcasm

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais As a leadership coach, one of the main things I work on with my clients is to have them stop doing things that annoy, upset …

Taking the Helm: Leader’s ‘invisible influence’ powerful

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais I’m currently working with John, a bosun on a commercial vessel, and he’s been shocked to realize just how much impact he …

Taking the Helm: Feedback is ‘tough love’ from the crew

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais I was speaking with a captain recently who participated in a 360-degree leadership feedback assessment from his crew. If …

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 …

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Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I've made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; …

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Many years ago on Huntress, I was taught about the theory of “POP”’ on a yacht. The owner …

Crew Coach: Use sticky situations to stir up talk

Crew Coach: Use sticky situations to stir up talk

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon I’d like to lay out a few possible scenarios that hopefully never come up but unfortunately could …

Culinary Waves: A dose of savory balances out sweet desserts

Culinary Waves: A dose of savory balances out sweet desserts

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson I remember when the desserts of the past had all the combined elements that revolved …

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