Food for Thought

Once upon a time, there was this girl, who joined the shipping industry, to discover a fascinating yet challenging experience - board rooms full of males, conferences of mostly males, all department heads males etc. Overwhelmed at 26 (then) on how to "fit in," the story seemed like it was coming to an end, until one day she was told...

A binding report from the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine, under the Ministry of Development, establishes, since 2014, a minimum of 6 tugs to access a towing license in the Port of Las Palmas; that is something with which the Fairplay/Odiel doesn't comply (although a licence was granted). read

October 31, 2020 is approaching and the two concessionary companies of the provision of the towing service in the ports managed by the Las Palmas Port Authority must have adapted and adjusted their equipment to the new specifications approved by the port entity last May" - "Odiel Towage, a subsidiary of Fairplay, has disregarded the obligations...

This is something I've been wanting to write about forever; my time spent in Zeeland, The Netherlands (2006-2007). This post isn't me giving career advice really-it's just a quick reference on a personal story that I think can help you make decisions that actually reflect who you are, what you want, what you dream to become.

Thinking outside the box is more than just a business cliché. It means approaching problems in new, innovative ways; conceptualizing problems differently; and understanding your position in relation to any particular situation in a way you'd never thought of before. Ironically, its a cliché that means to think of clichéd situations in ways that...

The workplace is increasingly connected, with 24/7 email, instant messaging and phone calls pulling employees into work matters both during and after business hours. But that doesn't necessarily mean employees are better connected to each other. Often, all that information can become white noise.

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It's infuriating when a colleague goes over your head to your boss. Not only have they left you out of the conversation but they've potentially made you look bad. What can you say and do when someone tries to sidestep you? How should you address it with your colleague? And how do you make sure it doesn't hurt your reputation with your boss?...

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