Friday, May 28, 2021
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The Leader’s Cultural Umbrella. Making Your People Your Top Priority

By Captain Roy Love, USN (Retired) and Antonio Rodriguez Martinez, CEO Efficient Happiness. “A great leader is like an umbrella.” My good friend, Antonio Rodriguez Martinez, CEO, and founder of...

May 28, 2021
Total Views: 2594

Saturday, December 5, 2020
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Captain Of Chaos – Masters Of Luck And Rule Tyrants

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Over the past few years a few of my fellow captains and I have been working on new ways to teach Bridge Resource Management (BRM). We...

December 5, 2020
Total Views: 9803

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Maritime News

Leadership: It Will End Your Career – Opinion

LTC Colonel Alexander Vindman has demonstrated exemplary leadership, as have Navy Captains Brett Crozier and Charles McVay, but all three were fired. Summarily removed from their positions of responsibility despite...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 178

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Smile! The PSC Officer is Here…

In a timely email, we just received some guidance from our company office about dealing with port state control (PSC) officers.  Having just left a port where we fully expected...

March 7, 2019
Total Views: 225

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hapag-Lloyd Container-ship BOSTON EXPRESS

Methuselah Man

By Captain George Livingstone – The longer my career goes (nearing 40 years), the faster the world changes around me. It would not be earth shattering to note that prior generations...

February 27, 2019
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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Graded Assertiveness: Captain, I Have a Concern…

By Rich Madden – Last year, I was inbound to a port-that-will-remain-nameless, with the local pilot at the conn.  As we maneuvered up a winding channel, the channel curved to...

October 30, 2018
Total Views: 836

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Golden Stripes: Leadership on the High Seas

Leadership On The High Seas, A Book Review

A search for leadership books on Amazon yields over 100,000 results and there is no shortage of Naval Leadership books (including a few excellent ones) but the commercial maritime domain is...

February 27, 2018
Total Views: 49

Friday, May 20, 2016
Captain Ernest Shackleton

Bridging the Gap Between Leadership and Management

  By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval, Inc.) Master. Captain. Skipper. Whatever your preferred term; they are loved and feared for their leadership and management skills, or sometimes a lack thereof. Vessels have for...

May 20, 2016
Total Views: 53

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

U.S. Navy Command Triad Fired

In a rare move, US Fleet Forces Command announced the firing of the entire command leadership of the guided missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG-96).  The ship is currently...

September 17, 2014
Total Views: 71

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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9 Ways to Get Along With Your Boss

Work always seems more energized after the summer. So it is a great time to establish a terrific relationship with your boss. Your boss wants to have a good relationship...

August 12, 2014
Total Views: 17

Monday, April 21, 2014

What Does Elite Look Like?

When was the last time you pushed yourself past failure?  How will you react to the next challenge you encounter? In the above video, former U.S. Navy SEAL officer Clint...

April 21, 2014
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Achieving Greatness by Giving Control and Creating Leaders

How many of you absolutely abhor being told what to do? For those of you who ever served under an overbearing ship captain, or boss, it might have been the...

October 29, 2013
Total Views: 425

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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A Call For Courage, Leadership, and Action

By LCDR W.T. Door With the recent spate of firings and misbehaving at the upper echelons of the United States’ military leadership spectrum, senior leaders and defense analysts alike are...

February 19, 2013
Total Views: 23

Monday, March 26, 2012
Rob Almeida

Leadership at Sea: A Former Naval Officer Gains Perspective from the Offshore Drilling Industry

It’s been almost 6.5 years since I resigned my commission in the US Navy where I served 2 tours at sea on board west coast-based warships followed by an instructor...

March 26, 2012
Total Views: 23

Friday, December 16, 2011
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A Failure of Leadership

By Clay Maitland Shipping, it is often said, is a house of many mansions.  It is characterized by different qualities, and varies according to the nationality of the ships themselves,...

December 16, 2011
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WARNING: If You Come From the Old School, This Video May Hurt Your Brain

By Rob Almeida, gCaptain In case you never noticed, the global maritime and offshore energy industry can be pretty damn old school in how they do things.   New ideas...

November 23, 2011
Total Views: 0

Monday, October 4, 2010

Effecting Change in the Workplace

How many of you are completely happy with your job?  Or, happy with the way your company operates?  Or even the relationships you have with your coworkers? Have you ever...

October 4, 2010
Total Views: 38

Monday, July 19, 2010

To be or not to be, a captain?

To be or not to be, a captain? By John G. Denham It is safe to assume that most sea farers at one time or another have wanted to be...

July 19, 2010
Total Views: 5

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mario Vittone – On Training

gCaptain contributor and Weekly Leader Podcaster USCG Chief Warrant Officer Mario Vittone, recently delivered the closing keynote at the USCG’s Human Performance Technology Workshop. The speech is both entertaining and useful...

October 2, 2009
Total Views: 2

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Conduct Unbecoming 15

USCG Capt. Elmo Alexander in better days. Reading like a chapter from Herman Wouk’s 1951 novel The Caine Mutiny the commander of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett has been relieved of...

April 3, 2008
Total Views: 19