About the Book
The Nigerian Oil and Gas industry has, until recent times, been organized around functional lines that side-lined the technical Manager who should actually be centre stage when critical decisions are to be made. This book has been written primarily to highlight this paradox and prepare the reader for a journey leading to self-discovery of possible roles in decision making and leadership. It facilitates an analysis of individual roles within traditional as well as the more modern networked organizations. It also introduces the participant to Value Chain thinking and Corporate Governance in one tool kit for effective and efficient portfolio management.
The curriculum is a rich compendium of lessons learnt over an extended period of time in and out of the industry. This book will appeal to all upstream professionals in leadership positions as well as high potential junior professionals. The contents prepare the reader for the role of a Manager in the upstream segment and is also suitable for career Managers who would like some value addition in their current roles.
The author draws a compelling argument for a paradigm shift in interface management and advocates the deployment of networked organizations to enhance efficiency. This book may set you on a collision course with current industry practice whilst maintaining the ultimate aim of inspiring excellence in Managers and improving the corporate bottom line.