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How to Master the Art of Delivering Feedback

If you are in a leadership role it is imperative that you are regularly communicating with your team on their performance efforts with the utmost professionalism and care. Feedback, when delivered well, enhances performance and increases productivity and morale....

Why Does Emotional Safety Build Greater Teams

According to Harvard Business School, professor Amy Edmondson, defined psychological safety as “a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes.” We can’t deny that we have all been labeled as 'green'...

Sexual Harassment within the Superyacht Industry

I was recently invited to present on the panel at the Monaco Yacht Show on sexual harassment. At the Sea Changes forum, the PYA publicised the results of the sexual harassment survey and shared sexual harassment cases from both female and male crew. The results were...

Why I find counselling helpful

Why Counselling? Being a therapist myself, I too recognise the importance of therapy and how it can positively influence my life. For those who are curious, I thought I would share some personal insights into why I choose to have counselling and why I value it....

How to Source Quality Crew

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and hiring the right individual is crucial to building happy, productive and successful teams. Here are my top tips for making more intelligent hiring decisions: 1. Before you begin your search or engage any crew agencies,...

How to manage onboard R&R/ Crew ‘air time’

R&R/ Crew ‘air time’ can be limited when you have a back to back season and limited access to outdoor space as such this can take a toll on crew. Having worked as a junior stew the challenges associated with limited RnR /‘air time’ came with being at anchor for long...

When your values are being compromised

Q: When your Values are at Risk of Being Compromised  Anonymous, Captain, 42 I’ve recently resigned from a Captain’s position as I couldn’t accept a recent change of policies. I was asked to fire my really great crew, who were to be replaced by crew from the...