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Welcome to the website where you can find answers for the CES CBT CD-0276 test on the subject «Leadership, decision making techniques». This site will help you as a marine specialist improve your knowledge with the help of open information, where you can find questions as well as answers for them. CES/CBT based on practical information and marine specialists experience.

CES tests developed for evaluating seaman basic knowledge by Seagull Company (rebranded as «OTG»), is an evaluating online-tool, used for revealing any professional preparation needed in specific fields of knowledge, defined by STCW.

CES tests have proven themselves as good tools for the selection and recruitment process, as well as advancing the level of knowledge of the current officers and crew. Ocean Technologies Group use various subjects for question creation, which includes:

  • Crowd and Crisis Management;
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  • Marine engineering;
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«Decision making» subject includes theoretical and practical information about safety working with electrical equipment. Knowledge of this information directly shows employee’s competence who holds a relevant post on a vessel. On a ship, leadership is of paramount importance for maintaining order and effective operations. Captains must exhibit strong leadership qualities to guide their crew, facilitate communication, and uphold morale. In decision-making scenarios, maritime professionals utilize techniques like Risk Assessment Matrix, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), and Bridge Resource Management (BRM) to evaluate choices, mitigate risks, and ensure the safety and smooth functioning of the vessel amidst challenging maritime environments. Effective leadership combined with these decision-making techniques is essential for a successful and secure maritime journey.

This page contains answers to Seagull CES (Crew Evaluation System) test about Leadership, decision making techniques, and serve as a database of questions and answers, using which seafarer can prepare to exams for getting certificate of competence, or just to challenge yourself with knowledge in this theme.

CBT CD 0276 – Leadership, Decision Making.pdf


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A decision made in simple situations and based solely on personal experience, common sense or intuition is called ____.
Fast tracked.
According to the STCW Manila Amendments, all of the following shipboard personnel are required to have the knowledge and ability to apply decision-making techniques EXCEPT ____.
Deck officers.
Engine officers.
Electro-technical officers.
All of the following are conditions where the open and closed autocratic decision-making styles are applicable EXCEPT which option?
You have expertise on the matter.
You have little time available.
Team member are mandated to follow your decision.
You are not fully competent on the subject.
All of the following are decision-making tools you can use to define the problem and set the goal EXCEPT which option?
Active listening.
Advantages/Disadvantages technique.
Questioning technique.
All of the following are forms of decision-making EXCEPT which option?
Saying yes or no.
Turning left or right.
Reading the SMS Manual.
Going ahead or stopping.
In decision-making, the two options that are assessed to be the most workable are called ____.
Best option.
Raw options.
Feasible options.
In the questioning techniques, what type of question should you use to encourage generous response?
In this decision-making style, you have the absolute authority to make the decision based on what you currently know or aware of without consulting anybody.
Closed autocratic.
Open autocratic.
It is defined as the process of selecting the course or courses of action based on a generated list of options conceived upon careful assessment of the situation.
Resource management.
Observation technique.
SWOT Analysis is a decision-making tool that can be used for which step in the decision-making process?
Evaluating outcome effectiveness.
Allocating resources.
Assessing the situation.
Generating options.
Seafarers should possess good decision-making skills because ____.
Wrong decisions may result into accidents, injuries, lost business, jeopardized career, etc.
They are not responsible for the safety of the vessel, its cargo and crew.
Crucial decisions are made based on intuition.
It is all right to commit errors at the beginning.
The Advantages/Disadvantages and CS2 techniques are decision-making tools for ____.
Defining the problem and setting the goal.
Assessing the situation.
Generating options.
Assessing the options.
The CS2 technique is a tool for assessing options by comparing their relative strengths based on all of the following issues EXCEPT which option?
The Captain called for a meeting to discuss where to allocate the ship’s recreational fund. He facilitated the meeting and allowed the officers and crew to give their suggestions. After the discussions, all voted and the Captain followed the decision of the majority. What decision-making style did the Captain use in this scenario?
The acronym SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and ____.
Time constraints.
The decision-making process starts with ____.
Defining the problem and setting the goal.
Assessing the options.
Selecting the course(s) of action.
Assessing the situation.
The decision-making style of individual consultation is most suitable in which of the following situations?
Conduct a risk assessment.
Contain oil spill.
Investigate an accident.
Handle an emergency situation such as pirate attack.
This decision-making tool is used to make a collective assessment involving different individuals without fear of being criticized, opposed or taken for granted.
Questioning techniques.
Active listening.
Observation techniques.
This step in the decision-making process deals with creating the correct picture of the situation.
Step 1 – Define the problem and setting the goal.
Step 2 – Assess the situation.
Step 3 – Generate the options.
Step 4 – Assess the options.
This step in the decision-making process is carried out by comparing the results of the decision with the goal defined in the first step.
Step 3 – Generate the options.
Step 4 – Assess the options.
Step 5 – Select the course(s) of action.
Step 6 – Evaluate outcome effectiveness.
This type of options remains after eliminating those that do not appear to be realistic, practical or appropriate to the situation.
Raw options.
Feasible options.
What decision-making style do you use when you disclose your intention and ask other individuals for specific information or opinion?
Closed autocratic.
Individual consultation.
Observation technique.
When are consultative and collaborative decision-making styles applicable?
The team member’s commitment to the decision is important.
You have little time available to make the decision.
You are fully competent on the subject.
The affected individuals are mandated to follow your decision.
Which of the following options is an appropriate non-verbal skill for active listening?
Cross your hands.
Avoid distractions.
Continue what you are doing.
Show an intimidating stare.
Without disclosing his intention, the Chief Mate asked the Chief Engineer about remaining onboard (ROB) quantities of fuel oil (FO) and diesel oil (DO) to compute the maximum loadable cargo. What decision-making style did the Chief Mate use?
Individual consultation.
Open autocratic.

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