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Leadership is a marathon, not a sprint: Do’s and don’ts

As Millennials have begun filling leadership roles in workplaces, they are faced with some common challenges; situations that test their skills, their mindset but also their patience and consistency. There are leaders who strive to deliver performance and leaders who just enjoy the director’s position and simply destroy their team’s performance.

Team diversity is the key for competitive advantage

The Global maritime Forum published an article based on the team diversity in organizations and the importance of it. Increasing the diversity of your team and providing your employees with a feeling of belonging can give your organization a competitive advantage over firms which overlook these values. 

Cargill to opt for gender diversity

Lloyd’s List reported that an internal document of Cargill, a grains and agricultural trader, ‘the Inclusive and Diverse Speaker Guidelines’ commits the US’ largest privately-owned company to assemble panels and speaker line-ups that are gender diverse. 

How to deal with difficult bosses

Although in all kind of industries, loyalty and dedication from employees is required by leaders, they are said to rarely return their half of the equation, leaving employees feeling left behind and unsupported by ignoring their ideas or even belittling them in public. Here are the 4 types of “bad bosses” that make employees quit organizations.

Mark O’Neil receives SMART4SEA Leadership Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Mr. Mark O’Neil, Columbia Shipmanagement, has received the 2019 SMART4SEA Leadership Award, sponsored by Macgregor, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 29th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference.

China is still the leader in the global shipbuilding industry

China managed to keep its top position in the global shipbuilding industry in 2018. The previous year, Chinese companies constructed 43.2% of the new ships worldwide, in comparison to the 41.9% of 2017. Chinese shipbuilding companies are the base of the country’s leading role in the sector, according to the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry.

Watch: The woman behind an innovative cruise ship

In early December, Celebrity Cruises held a naming ceremony for its newest ship ‘Celebrity Edge’. Celebrity Edge is the company’s first new ship in six years and first new ship series in more than a decade. The ship is known for promoting women in multiple roles onboard, as well as for the way the company’s CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, is working to boost women leadership in shipping industry. 

Thoughts on future crew manning challenges

It is a fact that in year 2018, seafarers’ non-technical skills are overlooked by recruitment departments, although digitalization and automation on board ships is creating demand of seafarers with skills that go beyond what machines are capable of and therefore are a crucial part of fostering a dynamic workforce. What differentiates the low performing from the high performing crews, though?

The difference between being a leader and a self-aware leader

Lately, there have been many signs that leadership development is being flawed; an assumption rising from the fact that although people search what behaviors to change in order to become a better leader, they do not search how to change those behaviors. It is of essence therefore, to generate a discussion on leadership development focusing on the self-awareness part, the foundation to ensure good leadership.

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