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All leaders have a style; identify yours to get better at it

By Paul Ferdais Our underlying viewpoint about work and the way we think other people think about work fundamentally influences the way we lead. If we think people are generally lazy, want to avoid work, need to be controlled and do not like work, it will dictate how we interact in our leadership capacity. Chances…

Global FinPrint

Saturday, Nov. 5 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please join Florida International University and the International SeaKeepers Society for an hors d’oeuvres reception generously sponsored by World Fuel Services | Yacht Solutions and interactive presentation on how boaters can take part in the first worldwide shark census, Global FinPrint, a Paul G. Allen initiative Hosted…

Learning to delegate is more than ordering others around

Taking the Helm by Paul Ferdais Delegation is one of the essential skills of effective leadership. However, many leaders have difficulty delegating. For whatever reason, leaders can be either unwilling or unable to delegate, which greatly limits their chances for overall success. The alternative to delegating is to do it all yourself. Leaders who try…

Like it or not, guns often onboard yachts

By Dorie Cox The recent arrest of a yacht owner with an unpermitted gun in New York prompted questions about firearms in yachting. We presented the topic to captains at our From the Bridge lunch, a changing group of captains gathered by The Triton once a month, and we started the conversation with, “Who has…

Frustration pushes captains to brainstorm training solutions

When we started hosting captains lunches 12 years ago, we soon learned that the top issues captains dealt with were crew retention, loyalty and longevity. It’s striking how little things have changed. When we talk of this issue today, however, some blame millennials, as if 20-year-olds today are any more flighty or any less focused…

A good leader is successful at exchanging information

Leadership and communication go hand in hand. Often, if you are a good communicator, you’ll be seen as a leader. Because communication is an exchange of information between people, the challenge a leader faces in being a good communicator is to become good at the exchange. It’s this exchange that frequently causes leaders trouble. Often,…

Effective leadership highlights genuine influence over power

I’m going to guess that most of you reading this article are impacted in some way by the new STCW requirements mandating a leadership class either for yourself or someone you know. You may have even heard a few negative things about the classes from people who have taken one. And perhaps this has dissuaded…

Derecktor Robinhood in full season at newly acquired historic marina

Derecktor Robinhood General Manager Neil Collins says the historic former Robinhood Marine Center in Georgetown, Maine is in good hands. “We’re lucky to have a crew here that’s been through the seasons with a lot of these boats,” said Collins who was brought in by Derecktor to oversee operations of the marina and shipyard. The…

Technical skills don’t automatically make you a leader

The higher a leader goes in an organization, commonly their technical skills are called upon less and less, while their interpersonal skills become more important. For example, a captain doesn’t necessarily do all or even any of the chart corrections, they may have people who help them do this task. The same with a chief…

Take charge of leadership training

It seems that society has become quite enamored with the idea of leadership in recent years. The last time I did a Google search of the term “leadership,” I came up with about 700 million results, which included books, blogs, videos, lectures, college programs and other websites.  We’re so inundated with leadership information we usually…

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Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

Story and photos by Tom Serio He’s a big guy, with a big voice, and with big miles under his keel. Now he has big goals. Capt. …

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 …

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