Seafarer training often focuses on the technical and operational part of the work process, and when placed in a situation where interpersonal skills are to be applied, many seafarers feel they are in deep water. Still, they do not always see the reason why they need this training. As a soft skills instructor I sometimes hear negative comments in the beginning of a course – mostly turning into positive feedback at the end.Read more >
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.
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 >
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 >
The challenge is to make sure that decisions and strategic initiatives are understood and adopted by every employee. Leadership, communication and involvement are tools in the process to penetrate all levels and the officers have a key role in this connection.Read more >