Sailors aboard ships all over the world know and understand the need for drills. The repetition of the various duties and roles will cement in each person’s mind what needs to be done in an emergency situation. Then, if something does happen, the thinking component is replaced by the practiced action and understanding of the specific situation. Everyone responds because they are trained as a unit and the situation is handled. What happens when a wrinkle to a situation happens? The old fly in … [Read more...]
As You Consider Your Next Career Move – Are You Clear On Your Values?
When an oceangoing vessel is at anchor there are watch standers similar to when the vessel is at sea. The bridge watch has many responsibilities - among these are to regularly check the position of the ship to confirm the anchor is holding ground and not dragging, and to keep a lookout for other ships or vessels in the area which may present a danger to their anchored vessel. One might assume these responsibilities are of most importance when there is a strong wind, current or a stormy sea. … [Read more...]
Have You Helped Others From Going The Wrong Way?
This morning driving to a meeting with a client I was in the left turn lane at an intersection of a busy multiple lane road. Not one to look at text messages, emails or other items on my phone while driving I noticed a car across the island from me going in the same direction as me. This meant she was clearly going the wrong way, Westbound, while the right of way traffic was going Eastbound. In fact, she probably assumed she was in the right hand lane where in reality the traffic coming … [Read more...]
Are You At A Dead End?
We have all been there. Even with your GPS ‘helping you out’. Driving a car in an unfamiliar area where you need to get to has you coming up against one dead end after another. Maybe the roads were renamed or the area has been redesigned and clearly the signal to the GPS has not been too good for awhile anyway. What to do? Some options when driving are to go back the way you came in and see if you might figure out another route to take. Look for someone to ask who might be able to guide … [Read more...]