The Triton

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.

Author Archives

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 …

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 …

Picked Just For You

Related Articles

Latest news in the fleet: Rhine sells; Asteri listed; La Pellegrina with CNI

Latest news in the fleet: Rhine sells; Asteri listed; La Pellegrina with CNI

Yachts sold M/Y Rhine, a 131-foot (40m) Sunseeker launched in 2012, by Northrop & Johnson brokers Jim Poulsen and Gregg Dagge, who …

Owner’s View: Dressing the ship on occasion

Owner’s View: Dressing the ship on occasion

We humans like to celebrate occasions by decorating vessels and now commonly use strings of lights instead of strings of signal …

MHG celebrates 30th anniversary

MHG celebrates 30th anniversary

Fort Lauderdale-based marine insurance company MHG Insurance turns 30 this year, and is marking its anniversary with a new office and …

Triton Exclusives

ABM gives Bahamas update

ABM gives Bahamas update

Joe Dargavage, vice president of the Association of Bahamas Marinas, gave attendees of last week’s Triton Virtual Networking event an …

New lift coming together at Derecktor Fort Pierce

New lift coming together at Derecktor Fort Pierce

It’s happening, and it’s going to be big. That’s the sense one can get as they see the buildout of the new Derecktor Fort Pierce …

COVID, fires, lawsuits, obituaries among top stories of 2020

COVID, fires, lawsuits, obituaries among top stories of 2020

Yacht captains and crew -- as well as other yachting professionals -- found lots of news of interest on The-Triton.com last …

Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

At the beginning of this pandemic, I went into panic mode and pondered what my options were, seeing as I expected this to totally stall …