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Life After Yachting

Life After Yachting

How to Escape the Golden Handcuffs and Leave the World of Yachting Behind? I  remember when I started yachting I was warned about the golden handcuffs. If you didn’t see yachting as a long term career or if you didn’t have a yachting exit strategy in place that you...

Yacht Crew Bulllies

Yacht Crew Bulllies

Why are Bullies, Bullies?   We can hypothesise a number of reasons why bullies are bullies, however, when it comes to workplace bullying these are usually the reasons why - They have their own personal psychological issues that they have not dealt with They are...

Sucked in for Another Season

Sucked in for Another Season

Andrea, Chief Stewardess, 38 I promised myself I wouldn’t do another season in yachting, but somehow summer’s practically here and I’ve made no move whatsoever to leave the yacht I’m on. I know yachting doesn’t make me happy anymore—it’s been mostly great but I’m in...

How to Neutralise a “Toxic” Crew Member

How to Neutralise a “Toxic” Crew Member

Anonymous, Captain, 39. I’ve got a crew member on board who’s causing real trouble with their negativity and putting others down. Their moodiness about every little thing also seems to be rubbing off the other crew members, as a result, I am finding them to be...

teambuilding

teambuilding

Having a sense of purpose is key in maintaining crew morale and wellbeing It is so important that the HODs recognise what each crew member values on an individual level and how they can support them in engaging in their values on a day to day basis. As such leaders...

Help your Dream Team go Above and Beyond

Help your Dream Team go Above and Beyond

If you want your dream team to really excel in their performance and go above and beyond their basic job requirements, then you need to be involved as their leader. Provide them with support, encouragement and tools that they need in order to be able to perform...

Why creativity can be the key to effective problem solving

Why creativity can be the key to effective problem solving

Have you ever been faced with a problem and managed to successfully find a solution? Well guess what got you out of it - CREATIVITY Creativity is one of the most important skills you can have, however without understanding its true potential and how this quality can...

Putting your Mental Health First

Putting your Mental Health First

When we are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed it is often to do with worrying about the future. When we give the power to worry, we give 'worry' permission to take control of our mental state; when it gets to this stage it can be very difficult to self regulate...

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