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From the Bilge

Winter is coming, a phrase usually associated with a popular TV show and said in angst has become a jovial saying in my Engine Room and many across the globe too I suspect. The moment you get to the end of the summer and the realisation that the idea of …

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Building confidence

In my role as a coach and mentor I am very aware that the biggest challenge for most of the women and men I work with, is their confidence in their own abilities. Often called ‘imposter syndrome’ this is true of even the most senior and successful people. Ironically, even …

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Learning on the job

How much learning do we expect our crew to do once they are in a job? According to research, most of it! To ensure that real learning takes place and endures, apply the 70 : 20 : 10 rule. With so much emphasis on courses and qualifications, it’s easy to think that …

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Hill Robinson

Palma has long attracted the Mediterranean’s maritime elite. The Romans left gold coins. The Crown of Aragon left a skyline of castles and cathedrals. While the Catalan Atlas, produced by Palma native Cresques Abraham in the 14th century, depicted every glamorous port of call from Bodrum to Cadiz. In 2019 …

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Manage your Emotions…

That’s easy for you to say! Whether in the workplace, at school or in our personal lives, research shows that those who understand and manage their emotions well, are more successful. A piece of research by Gallup showed that the number one reason why people stay or leave an organisation …

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For me? Is OK.

These four words used to haunt me when someone said them to me because you immediately knew that it wasn’t okay. After a busy summer on a relatively neglected, older boat with questionable initial build quality, I now find myself uttering these very same words as I shamefully close the …

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Sexual Harassment in the Superyacht Industry 2020

    I wrote an article for OnboardOnline back in 2015 discussing the extent of sexual harassment in the superyacht industry, but how has this changed five years on? The superyacht fleet has more than doubled in the last 10 years, with nearly 5,000 yachts over 24 metres in length …

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Unconscious Bias

The human brain is a wonderful thing. It has to deal with enormous amounts of data and information in seconds and make thousands of decisions every day. To help us manage all those decisions, our brain has constructed short cuts which mean that we don’t have to analyse and think …

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