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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: No one likes to work for a know-it-all

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais Sometimes it pays not to speak up. When those in charge find that everyone comes to them for every simple decision, it …

Taking the Helm: Practice the attributes of leaders who turn heads

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais We all love the type of leader who can walk into a room and have all heads turn to see what he or she does next. All of …

Taking the Helm: Better leadership relies on forging better habits

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Leadership and behavior are the same thing. To change our leadership, we need to change our behavior. This critical point …

Taking the Helm: Mid-level leaders must balance needs of those above and below

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais While a bosun, second stew or second engineer all have leadership roles, they’re also considered middle managers. They have …

Taking the Helm: Crew face uncertain dynamics in wake of #MeToo movement

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais The essence of the workplace on a boat is no different than that found on land, beyond the fact that the view out the window …

Taking the Helm: Leadership crumbles without daily effort

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais The idea that leadership is a one-time grandiose act instead of a repeated daily behavior is often the reason leaders fail and …

Taking the Helm: Leaders born in the course of leading

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Leadership is often discussed in terms of what the “heroic” leader does, what we should aspire to achieve as leaders, or …

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 …

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Motoryacht Loon’s crew works unique ‘charter’ after Hurricane Dorian

Motoryacht Loon’s crew works unique ‘charter’ after Hurricane Dorian

Story and photos by Dorie Cox “It was just like charter,” said Capt. Paul Clarke of M/Y Loon. “But instead of champagne, we were …

The Triton photographer takes photos of Grand Bahama from airplane

The Triton photographer takes photos of Grand Bahama from airplane

David Reed, founding publisher of The Triton, arrived at Abaco, Bahamas, with M/V True North, which left Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 8 for a …

The Triton on island after Hurricane Dorian tears through Marsh Harbour

The Triton on island after Hurricane Dorian tears through Marsh Harbour

David Reed, founding publisher of The Triton, stepped ashore at Marsh Harbour on Sept. 11 and shared these photos, noting he had never …

Pacific Hope brings medical and more to northern Bahamas

Pacific Hope brings medical and more to northern Bahamas

By Dorie Cox; Photos by Josh Ritchie The 182-foot M/V Pacific Hope left the Dominican Republic on Sept. 5 to head toward the northern …

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