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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: Effective leadership methods must match skill level of crew

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Over the past few weeks I’ve asked various crew members what they want to know about leadership. For many, it involved …

Taking the Helm: Team-building task illustrates the obstructive role of habit

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais I’ve been working with an executive team and recently had them try a team challenge. The challenge was to build a …

Taking the Helm: Changing bad habits hardest part of progress

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais A deckhand I work with would like to be a captain one day. He has all the sea time necessary for the license and has taken …

Taking the Helm: Treating co-workers like children results in childish resentment

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Here’s a wild idea: How about leaders and people in positions of authority treat employees and co-workers like adults …

Taking the Helm: Reputation can make or break a leader’s influence

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Influence, not position or title, is the foundation for leadership, and leaders build their influence through behavior. As you …

Taking the Helm: Gender roles onboard changing at glacial pace

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais In the news recently there have been calls to have more women in positions of leadership in all industries, which by …

Taking the Helm: Leaders must be part of the team

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Leadership comes from the everyday, normal behavior we display. It’s not a technique or a style we turn on or off at a …

Taking the Helm: Leaders who admit to mistakes build a culture of accountability

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Genuine leadership comes from our behavior. Team members watch what a leader does as the real cue to our intentions. Words are …

Taking the Helm: New leaders must remember that change takes time

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais New leaders often come into their job with energy and ideas, eager to somehow make their mark. While this is laudable, it can …

Taking the Helm: Good leaders are not afraid to be disagreeable

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais As people out in the world living our lives, we’re generally nice and pleasant. We want to be liked instead of disliked. …

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Yacht crew join Triton networking with Universal Marine Center

Yacht crew join Triton networking with Universal Marine Center

The Triton hosted networking with more than 150 captains, crew and industry professionals at Universal Marine Center on the third …

Where in the World: St. Kitts crew seminars

Where in the World: St. Kitts crew seminars

Crew from 15 yachts participated in Acrew’s fourth Caribbean Crewfest in mid-January at Christophe Harbour in St. Kitts. The …

Industry rallies to raise money for former engineer injured in accident

Industry rallies to raise money for former engineer injured in accident

By Dorie Cox UPDATE Feb. 20, 2019 Former yacht Engr. Thomas “Bourke” Cannon is in a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, after …

GPS users warned of potential April 6 glitch

GPS users warned of potential April 6 glitch

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned that those who use older GPS devices may find themselves in troubled waters come April …

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