Does your performance appraisal process provide the intended effect? If this question catches your attention you are probably not sure whether the performance appraisal in your company provides positive effect, what type of effect to expect or how to actually measure a possible effect from the performance appraisal efforts. This article highlights how a good/bad rating should change focus into objective focused evaluation that contributes to engagement, development and overall improvementRead more >
A successful leadership development strategy must be aligned with the business goals of the shipping company. If the shipping company is paying for its officers to attend a leadership course, does the shipping company have a plan for how that is going to benefit the business? If leadership development efforts are not tied to a strategy, there is no telling whether they will help the shipping company in the long term. Therefore, the course facilitator’s first task is to connect the company strategy to the leadership development strategy, only then will the participants understand WHY it is important for them to attend.
Therefore, shipping companies must establish why they want to develop their officers, and it is more important than ever to demonstrate a clear line between investments and desired organisational outcomes.
Do many years of experience automatically give senior officers all necessary leadership skills? At our leadership courses we often hear the statement: “If I had known this before there were things I would have done differently”, and: “I will go back on board and apply these methods immediately”. This article tells about Jacek, a captain and participant at one of our leadership courses.
If you want to hear more about maritime leadership you are welcome to join our workshop on 25th October at Danish Maritime Days – read more here: http://www.green-jakobsen.com/why-us/join-our-workshops/ or here: http://www.danishmaritimefair.dk/leadership/
A constantly returning request from the participants enrolled in the Green-Jakobsen safety leadership courses is advice on how to cultivate/change crew safety behaviour and awareness. This article argues that leaders who are consciously capable of creating/showing unexpected, different, grotesque or even wrong actions can stimulate change. It also argues that the strongest change is achieved when humans are fully aware of their own actions, beliefs and perception.
Based on these beliefs and to help leaders develop these skills five simple behaviour change strategies will be presented.
In a way our industry forms its Captains and Chief Engineers in such way that they become pretty conservative in their way of thinking. This means that it can be difficult to introduce new ideas and new ways of doing. How do we face this challenge when we wish to introduce a new concept of leadership to this group of officers? How can we persuade them to adopt new and different mindsets?Read more >
Conducting a series of leadership courses brings us in contact with a lot of different people – some more motivated for learning than others. But also experienced leaders can discover new perspectives, and however challenging a training course can be it is important to leave with a good result. And when it even creates ripples in the water everyone is happy.Read more >
This article argues that multiple inputs providing information on a range of H&S activities are required and that we need to find a supplement to the use of lagging and leading indicators. This article therefore introduces the Safety Condition Indicator (SCI) as defined by Green-Jakobsen.Read more >
This article is an interview with Spinnaker Consulting’s Chairman, Mr. Phil Parry. We have discussed the role of the superintendents and the variety of skills and experience they should have to perform in their position. What is needed in order to get a cooperative instead of combative relationship between ships and office? The answer is training – leadership and management trainingRead more >
To help safety leaders develop own and others’ safety leadership skills this article introduces the Green-Jakobsen Safety I’s model™. In short the overriding purpose of the model is to provide shipping companies and its safety leaders with 5 safety culture virtues. Find out what those 5 virtues areRead more >
Why are the industry legislators now requiring leadership training? The answer, of course, is pretty straight forward – legislators believe that improved leadership competencies will improve performance on board making ships more effective, safer and environmentally friendly.Read more >
At Stenersen they have inititated a Leadership Training programme for all staff groups, seafarers and office staff. We have interviewed Stenersen’s HR Manager, Linda Frederich, about what lies behind the decision. The article tells you more about how they go about the task, what they expect to gain from the project and why they cooperate with Green-Jakobsen on this.Read more >