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Is there a narcissist onboard?

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By Rob Gannon I was speaking with a client recently who expressed concerns about dealing with a spouse who she believes is a narcissist. This term — narcissist or narcissism…

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Power of intention, persistence guide the process of change

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I have really enjoyed the 30 years I’ve spent as a captain. That lifestyle has brought me to some of the most beautiful spots on the planet, and I got…

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Recognizing the mission first step in building successful team

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I’ve been on a lot of teams in my life. I started on sport teams at a very young age and that continued through high school. After my first go…

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In a rut? Grow by learning new skills, improving existing ones

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Do you feel like you’re in a rut or bored with your work? We probably all have at one point in our lives. What can pull us out of the…

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Sometimes things are not as they appear, take another look

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In the April issue of the Abaconian, the newspaper out of the Abacos in the Bahamas, there was a column that got my attention and my gander up. Seems there…

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Good judgement can save careers and lives

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I recently watched the movie The Perfect Storm again. In case you’re not familiar, it’s the story of the Andrea Gail, a swordfishing boat out of Gloucester, Massachusetts that is…

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Don’t disembark from yachting without an exit strategy

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Some days it just may feel like we’ve had enough. The day-to-day issues are starting to wear on us. There is a lot thrown at everyone in their professions, but…

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The power of optimism in feeling positive

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Well, it’s February. How is 2016 going so far? Maybe it’s going great, maybe not so great. If present circumstances appear quite a ways from ideal, we can really help…

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Is drinking becoming an issue in your professional life?

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Drinking too much can be a dangerous game. Done on a regular basis, it can be unhealthy in many different ways. It can harm relationships, our health and our careers.…

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Deliveries can be a time to unplug and gain knowledge for crew

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I live and work on the Intracoastal Waterway here on the east coast of Florida, and I love this time of year. It’s the yachting migration season. I enjoy checking…

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