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Taking the Helm

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 …

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 …

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Yachts face new block for travel to Cuba

Yachts face new block for travel to Cuba

By Dorie Cox The U.S. Department of the Treasury on June 5 removed authorization for “group people-to-people” educational travel to …

BVI’s Willy T can return to original anchorage

BVI’s Willy T can return to original anchorage

On July 1, the iconic Willy T floating restaurant and bar will be allowed to return to its original location anchored off The Bight near …

Oh, the places yachting takes you

Oh, the places yachting takes you

By Katie Hunt Waking up at 5 a.m. isn’t unfamiliar to many of us yacht crew working in this fast-paced industry. So, as I walk into …

Top Shelf: Antigua lobster case in point for buying local

Top Shelf: Antigua lobster case in point for buying local

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald One of the biggest expenditures during a week-long or 10-day charter is the caviar and lobsters. And …

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