The Triton

Taking the Helm

Take charge of leadership training

It seems that society has become quite enamored with the idea of leadership in recent years. The last time I did a Google search of the term “leadership,” …

Wield your power wisely or risk crew turnover

This month, let’s consider the idea of leadership power. Power isn’t something that gets discussed very often, even though it’s all around us in every …

Reciprocity influences loyalty, cooperation, productivity

Odds are if one of your friends helped you move, or picked you up from the airport or bought you dinner, you’d be willing to do the same for them at some …

Building relationships through humanity

A common misconception about leadership is that followers will simply do what they’re told, no matter what. I’m guilty of this myself. I don’t know why, …

The best leaders master leadership of self before tackling others

This may sound odd coming from someone who works with people who want to become better leaders, but leadership isn’t something that can be taught just in a …

Look back on 2015 and take account of accountability

As the calendar winds to an end, many career-minded crew may look back to see how successful they’ve been regarding their goals for the year and the actual …

Charm, humor do not count as effective leadership

I recently re-read the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey, which I highly recommend. I was reminded of the difference between …

A crew is more than one of its members

It doesn’t matter if you’re a deckhand, a third stew, chief engineer, or captain. It doesn’t even matter if you work on a yacht. Good teams are always …

Best motivation unique to each crew

Most people think motivation comes from a paycheck. Money can help, but motivation from money is fleeting. Actually, people are motivated by many things, one …

Build loyalty slowly to keep crew, program together

As yacht crew build a career, it’s common for them to jump from job to job. I did it myself on route to becoming a first officer. I admit I didn’t give …

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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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