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Taking the Helm

Taking the Helm: Build team resiliency to get through crisis

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais There’s no doubt we live in an unusual time. Stories about worldwide lockdowns, daily death tolls, personal safety …

Taking the Helm: Three steps help leaders in times of crisis

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais Crisis management isn’t thought about much until the proverbial mess hits the fan. Then it’s all we can think about. …

Taking the Helm: Leading in times of crisis takes consistency in messaging

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais In times of uncertainty, crew members and co-workers need to frequently hear from the captain and team leaders to stay …

Taking the Helm: Good sail racing leadership is more about non-racing habits

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais I recently asked my friend Steve, a sail-racing captain, what leadership considerations he makes when he’s out racing. …

Taking the Helm: Job expertise doesn’t happen without intentional practice

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais I was recently on a boat doing a stern-to anchoring in a bay. The plan was to set the anchor, then back up toward and …

Taking the Helm: Balance high expectations with empathy, respect

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais I recently had a meeting with Susan, a woman who’s moved into the chief stew position for a 100m vessel with lots of …

Taking the Helm: Communication breakdown leaves charter crew to flounder

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais I was on a charter recently when there were a couple of issues that developed between the guests, the chief stew and the …

Taking the Helm: One-on-one more effective than ‘training’ programs

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais This might sound odd, but as I see it, the training programs that have sprung up in the leadership/management/personal …

Taking the Helm: People don’t leave jobs; people leave people

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais When the “I’m leaving” conversation happens with the captain, there always seems to be some extenuating …

Taking the Helm: Roman centurions could teach modern leaders a thing or two

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais Over 2,000 years ago, Roman army soldiers considered it the highest honor to attain the rank of centurion. As an officer …

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Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller As is the case with owners of yachts, I have found it difficult to describe an average captain of a …

Ocean plastic removal program gets grant

Ocean plastic removal program gets grant

Photos by Lockhart Maclean Fort Lauderdale-based Mission Resolve Foundation has gifted Ocean Voyages Institute $25,000 as a challenge …

MarineMax acquires NJ

MarineMax acquires NJ

Clearwater, Florida-based MarineMax has acquired Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Northrop & Johnson, a 71-year-old company that …

RPM Diesel owner dies

RPM Diesel owner dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed Joe Rubano, owner of Fort Lauderdale-based RPM Diesel Engine Co. and Diesel Services of America, died at his home …

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