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When Heads of Departments Cross the Line

When Heads of Departments Cross the Line

What to do when your Engineer is Ruling the RoostQ: Jeff, Captain, 39:My Engineer is walking all over me, and I can’t seem to do anything about it. He pre-dates me onboard, he’s older than me, the boss likes him, the boat is old and full of problems…but irritatingly,...
Tips in Dealing with Conflict Onboard

Tips in Dealing with Conflict Onboard

Conflict onboard can lead to stress, exhaustion and ruptured relationships. When dealing with conflict the goal is to arrive at a win-win situation. Where those involved can walk away feeling satisfied with the results, even if they had to make a couple of...
Cultural Diversity and Crew Cohesion

Cultural Diversity and Crew Cohesion

In May, The Crew Coach was asked by dockwalk to share their thoughts on cultural diversity and crew cohesion within the yachting industry. This is what we had to say…Cultural Diversity includes and is not limited to; differences in nationality, ethnicity,...
How to Get the Best Out of your Crew

How to Get the Best Out of your Crew

HR is commonly associated with the niche area of hiring, termination of contracts as well as developing and managing policies and procedures. As such, the HR role steers away from its core function which is to attract, engage and retain competitive talent. Onboard...