Leading from the Front
Author: Col. SP Wahi (Retd)
Publisher: Crossbill Publishing Co, New Delhi
(Pp 222, ISBN 978-93-82297-34-5, Rs 699)
This book is a treatise on management by a world-renowned technocrat- Col SP Wahi- a legend with over 58 years of hands-on-experience, within the country and abroad, in a variety of industrial manufacturing units, both in the public and private sectors, Army (corps of EME), management and technical institutes and professional associations.
Though partly an overview of management practices, this guide is invaluable for its information on recruiting and training former military officers for corporate management, particularly in the oil industry. Topics covered include leadership development, the importance of human psychology, maintaining morale, developing a long-term vision for growth, and the importance of safety and security – this last being a major problem for which oil and other energy-producing companies are seeking solutions.
– Vasu V