Although merchant ships carry 90 percent of the world's trade, the mariners who run them have little guidance on leadership. This can result in disasters as devastating as the Titanic, Costa Concordia, the Exxon Valdez and the recent El Faro.
With modern ships being worth several million dollars, seafarers need leadership advice at every level of their career. A newly released book Golden Stripes: Leadership on the High Seas provides this guidance and much more.
Captain V. S. 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.
Golden Stripes is the first leadership book of its kind, written by a mariner specifically for commercial shipping. The author's experience both on board and from his varied corporate roles gives him a unique perspective on why, when and how sailors fail or succeed. Important messages are woven around engaging stories, quotes and practical leadership models, making this an indispensable read for all leaders.
Readership: this is essential reading for all seafarers, navigators and engineers alike, irrespective of their experience at sea. It is also a voyage plan for anyone who wants to succeed at work and have a fulfilling career. It engages and entertains and is a good read for anyone fascinated by the sea.
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