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Author Parani, V. S.

Title Golden Stripes : Leadership on the High Seas
Published Dunbeath : Whittles Publishing, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (229 pages)
Contents Introduction: A Glimpse from the Gangway ; Earning my stripes ; Chapter 1: Why is Stripes about Leadership? ; Chapter 2: Leadership Lessons from the Sea ; Who is a leader? Is it just the uniform? ; What does ideal leadership look like? The lighthouse; The mindset of a leader: The compass; Section I: Lead with Expertise ; Chapter 3: Lead with Expertise: The Keel of Leadership; What is the Ideal of expertise? The mariner ; Exposing the myth of competency: The Kraken ; Why we need more experts like James Cook ; When does one become an expert? The moment of truth
Chapter 4: How to be an Expert: The Steel of the Keel Experience = Expertise? ; Sea-time: When just experience is not enough ; An intentional approach to expertise: A sea-change ; A new model of expertise: The celestial sphere ; Chapter 5: Deliberate Practice: The Propeller ; Maximum practice through maximum performance: Go full revs!; Max it Daily. Crank it up!; Widen your practice outside your comfort zone ; 150 per cent: The Sauerkraut ; Lateral skills: Widen your horizon ; Chapter 6: Intentional Knowledge: The Rudder ; Do we really know all that we need to know? The Almanac
Chapter 9: Lead Your Motivation: The Motor How do we motivate ourselves daily? Motor power ; You can master self-motivation with these five powerful techniques: ; 1 Build strong self-confidence: The bow ; 2 Find your inspiration -- it's everywhere: star sight ; 3 Let your body motivate your mind: The Governor ; 4 Set your own goals: Voyage plan ; 5 Conquer demotivation: Ride out the storm ; Chapter 10: Lead Your Attention: The Radar ; When distractions compete for your attention: Clutter ; How attention fades away during routines: Haze
Five powerful sources of Intentional Knowledge that can help build expertise:1 Self-analysis: Find out, and let yourself know ; 2 Log in your journal ; 3 To err is human: To learn from it is being sea-wise; 4 Observe and listen: Sea-sponge; 5 Training: The grindstone ; Chapter 7: Focused Feedback: The Sounding Line ; Are you receiving the feedback clearly? Untangle the line ; Actively asking for feedback: Echo-sounder ; To ask, or not to ask? Sound pulse; Section II: Lead Yourself ; Chapter 8: Lead Yourself: The Hull of Leadership ; Lead yourself despite challenges: Ride the waves
Here are five practical techniques to lead your attention:1 Give yourself time: Leeway ; 2 Prepare to be distracted, so you are not: Red bridge ; 3 Stay mindfully manual: Hand steering ; 4 Engage your senses: Barometer ; 5 Focus your vision: Binoculars ; Chapter 11: Your Habits -- Your Masts ; Three top habits that seasoned mariners such as Captain Roald Amundsen are known to display:; 1 Planning: Chart your course ; 2 Time management: Time and tide wait for no seaman ; 3 Being organised: Stay shipshape ; Chapter 12: Your Mind-Body Machine ; When the engine fails: Body troubles
Summary In the first leadership book of its kind, Captain Parani weaves together his rich experience, cutting-edge insights and real-life stories in this book which has already garnered international acclaim. The reader will discover how to run a tight ship; enhance expertise; lead and communicate with a team; implement safety leadership; decide effectively in high-stake situations and be inspired by legendary sailors. It is a practical leadership action plan which can be applied at sea, or in any other workplace, anywhere
Notes When we lose our bearings: Mind troubles
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Subject Leadership.
Merchant mariners -- Training of.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1849953686 (electronic bk.)
9781849953689 (electronic bk.)