Golden Stripes

Leadership on the High Seas

Book Description

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.

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

About Parani, Captain V S

Captain Parani is an executive with a multinational shipping company that is responsible for over 185 ships and 8000 seafarers worldwide. In his various corporate roles, he has helped improve the fleet safety record and achieve high personnel performance. Captain Parani is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.