Although 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.
‘...a densely populated volume with a serious purpose. ...has a benefit of a comprehensive resource list plus more than 20 incident, accident and legal reports and sources consulted by the author’. Dog Watch
‘...provides...guidance and much more. This is an invaluable book for anyone aspiring to be a senior officer and I would very highly recommend it’. Shipping Today & Yesterday
‘...a new resource which will inspire seafarers to develop their leadership skills, run a tight ship, act appropriately in danger, keep their crew and cargo safe and avoid maritime disasters. Captain Parani weaves together his rich experience, cutting-edge insights and real life stories in this book which has already garnered international acclaim. ... Important messages are woven around engaging stories, quotes and practical leadership models, making this an indispensable read for all at sea’. Frank Neyts, Daily Collection of Maritime Press Clippings
‘...a highly readable book which addresses a gap in the training of seafarers... ...a very practical book, in which the author demonstrates a considerable depth of study of human nature, along with a lot of analytical skill. ...the author provides a valuable “how to do it” manual... there is a great deal in the 21 chapters, written with some considerable enthusiasm and using plenty of examples from the author’s own career... ...a book of practical management, there are plenty of gems that are equally applicable to those in position of authority ashore’. BIMCO
‘...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'. PowerShips
‘...Read, learn and inwardly digest this book!’ The Northern Mariner
‘...essential reading for anyone with a career at sea. An entertaining and informative read’. Sea Breezes
‘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’. Workboat World
‘...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’. In Depth
‘A succinct and compact guide that will be compulsory reading for mariners worldwide’. Julian Stockwin
From the acclaim for Golden Stripes
'... has identified a gap in the maritime education and training of seafarers and it may not be one that can be filled by adding a course in first year programs. It needs to be embedded in all maritime education and also the focus of lifelong learning'. Glenn Blackwood, Chairman, International Association of Maritime Universities and Board Member, World Maritime University
'...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