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Taking the Helm

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 …

All leaders have a style; identify yours to get better at it

By Paul Ferdais Our underlying viewpoint about work and the way we think other people think about work fundamentally influences the way we lead. If we think …

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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Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

As yachts age and yacht owners personalize them, the refit industry continues to grow. The third annual Refit International Exhibition …

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 …

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