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Taking the Helm

Like reading a chart, listening is a skill you can learn, master

Leadership and communication go hand in hand. If a leader isn’t a good communicator, they shouldn’t expect outstanding results. To be considered an …

Understand when crew speak, they might not say all they want

A number of years ago the airline industry came to the realization that a majority of the accidents they experienced were caused not because of mechanical …

Crew don’t ‘just know’; offer clear expectations as guidance

People work to the expectations of their leader. Does your crew clearly know what’s expected of them? Let’s face it, no one comes to work to do a bad job. …

Title does not make a leader

Sometimes leaders rely on their title or position to get people to do what needs to be done. But a title alone does not create a leader. How, then, do you …

Keep feedback immediate, focused on behavior

The Marine Leadership Group will host a free leadership seminar at ICT on June 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. Critical feedback is crucial for your crew to know how well …

Believe it or not, motivation comes from more than money

Getting 110 percent from your crew all the time rests on more than the monthly salary, charter tip or annual bonus. Move beyond money and watch your people …

Stand-up yacht crew know to step up

Excuse me, but stand-up crew don’t make excuses Take this leadership lesson from Paul Ferdais, Triton leadership columnist and coach. With the hectic pace of …

Can you be friends with your boss on a yacht?

I’ve been asked a number of times if a supervisor can really be friends with their co-workers while at the same time being the boss. Some say it’s not a …

Recognition a benefit for yacht crew

Did you see that? Take this leadership lesson from Paul Ferdais, Triton leadership columnist and coach. With crew’s focus on keeping the boat looking its …

Leadership takes courage; courage takes practice like any other skill

People have been searching for the perfect mixture of leadership characteristics for thousands of years. Unfortunately, for every list of characteristics that …

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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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