Taking the Helm

A crew is more than one of its members

It doesn’t matter if you’re a deckhand, a third stew, chief engineer, or captain. It doesn’t even matter if you work on a yacht. Good teams are always made up…

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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 of which is to find…

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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…

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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 effective communicator, leaders need to make sure…

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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 failure, but rather communication…

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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.…

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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…

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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 they’re…

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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 give their…

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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 the boat show upon us,…

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