Golden Stripes

Leadership on the High Seas

By Captain V. S. Parani

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'Inspiring leadership lessons from the sea,' Rear Admiral Robert O. Wray Jr, USN (ret), author of Saltwater LeadershipAlthough merchant ships carry 90% of the world's trade, the mariners who run them have little guidance on leadership. This can result in disasters such 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. Golden Stripes, Leadership on the High Seas provides this guidance, and much more.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.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 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.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Whittles Publishing
Publication Date 25 May 2017
ISBN 9781849953146
Number of Pages 208

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 '...The ideas that you will get from this book, based on years of experience at sea, will inspire, stimulate, encourage and teach you the things that GREAT LEADERS DO'. Best-selling author Steven Shallenberger

‘...it is more a very interesting and inspiring read... ...the well-researched analysis and lessons learned brought out interesting details and fresh perspective. ...can be useful for anyone in all walks of life. I actually found this book to be quite inspirational and helpful'.

‘His advice is practical, sensible and well able to be implemented. ... It is good that this first book of its kind is so readable and memorable. It should have considerable influence'.

‘...is a very thought-provoking book for all those serving at sea whether in the merchant service or in the Royal Navy - particularly all those in positions of Command, Navigation, Seamanship and Engineering. Captain Parani's experience, his assessments and recommendations are certainly worth consideration in the Naval community'.

‘A succinct and compact guide that will be compulsory reading for mariners worldwide'.


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