How to handle employees’ performance and push them beyond their best

One of leadership’s core requirements is dealing with employees that loosen and do not pull their weight, but, on the other end of the job spectrum, they are high talented. In most of the circumstances the answer to the question ‘Keep or Fire?’ is “Fire”. However, this needs to be a two way conversation. Which is therefore the best approach to such employees, so that you deliver your negative feedback in the best way possible?

BIMCO announces its first woman president

BIMCO announced that it elected Şadan Kaptanoğlu, managing director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, as its new President on May 14, at its General Meeting in Athens. Mrs Kaptanoğlu takes over after a two-year period as President Designate and will be the first female President of BIMCO.

Career women to balance work with family, overcoming their fears

Hadiza Bala Usman, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), advised her female employees to balance work with the family life, saying that a woman needs to know when to draw a line and learn to devote time with the family, without office activities affecting her.

Watch: Safety culture and leadership in shipping industry

Professor Patrick Hudson, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, provides an insight in the safety culture and leadership of the shipping world. He refers to the three different types of leaders, and the importance of right leading in order to prevent accidents that may be costly and fatal.

It’s ‘make-or-break time’ for shipping to invest in women

Digging deeper into the diversity issue and learning by other industries, shipping tends to understand that a diverse organization equals with a more profitable organization by all means. It is high time, we look at how priorities are set in the shipping industry agenda and move from discussions into real actions.

DFDS invests in biofuel start up to improve air quality

Danish ferry operator DFDS is investing in the start-up company MASH Energy ApS that produces biofuel from agricultural waste, in order to develop a commercially viable alternative to fossil fuels, including testing on a DFDS ferry.

NOAA: What is Seaspeak?

Seaspeak is the official language of the seas that helps to prevent any form of miscommunication. Since miscommunication can easily lead to serious and dangerous situation, seafarers use a specific language to prevent nay accidents from happening.

Day of the Seafarer 2019 to focus on gender equality

This year, as always, the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) will be celebrated on 25 June. Throughout 2019 there will be a strong emphasis on the importance and value of women within the professional ranks. This year, the campaign hashtag is: #IAmOnBoard. In addition, a more specific and targeted element of the overall campaign will be ‘Make one change’.