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Taking the Helm

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. …

Taking the Helm: Causes of high crew turnover found at the top

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais It’s no secret that one of the better ways to tell if leadership is considered good in an organization is to critically …

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Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Meteor sells, new Couach listed

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Meteor sells, new Couach listed

Yachts sold S/Y Meteor, a 170-foot (52m) Royal Huisman schooner launched in 2007, sold by YPI broker Will Bishop, who represented the …

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Are you ready if your partner dies suddenly?

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Yacht couple blends life, science, emotion in book

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